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ONLY ON 3: Jurors seated in Strickland's arson trial

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videoWWAY was the only TV station in the courtroom today as Allen "Frog" Strickland went to trial accused of setting fire in 2009 to the house Sen. R.C. Soles bought for him. Full story...
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Grand jury returns presentment in Chadbourn town manager investigation

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A Columbus County Grand jury has asked for another step in the investigation of Chadbourn's town manager. Full story...
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Wilson man charged with soiling patrol car

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Authorities say a Wilson man is expected in court in May on charges he urinated on a North Carolina Highway Patrol car parked in front of a county magistrate's office. Full story...
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Leland councilman's domestic violence case continued

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A Leland Town Councilman was in court today, but will have to wait a couple more months to have his case heard. Full story...
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NC scholar's report calls for end to death penalty

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An Appalachian State University professor says North Carolina's death penalty process is so full of flaws it should be repealed. Full story...
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South Brunswick football standout dies in overnight shooting

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WWAY honored South Brunswick running back Marcus Hankins with our high school football player of the week award last November. The standout athlete died Saturday during an early morning shooting. Full story...
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WPD bust mobile meth lab in woods

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Investigators say they charged Mark Levi's for manufacturing meth, maintaining a residence for drugs, having the ingredients for meth and driving while his license was revoked. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's Department solves 40 breaking and entering cases

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says it has made five arrests involving more than 40 Breaking and Entering cases spanning across four months. Full story...
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More trouble for Duke lacrosse rape accuser

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A man who police say was stabbed by a woman who falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape has died. Full story...
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Town manager's impersonation case continued

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The impersonation case of Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox has been continued to June 6. Cox was scheduled for court Tuesday at the Columbus County Courthouse. Cox was not present but his attorney asked the court to continue the case to a later date. Full story...
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Dad arrested in death of son's alleged killer

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Authorities say a man wanted for gunning down his son's alleged killer in a discount store in the North Carolina mountains has turned himself in to sheriff's deputies. Full story...
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Zahra's dad wants to go back to Australia

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The father of a slain North Carolina girl hopes to be able to return to his native Australia once his legal problems are resolved. Full story...
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WPD officers nab robbery suspect

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The robber started a dispute with the victim and then pulled out a handgun. He pulled off the victim’s gold chains and took cash from his front pocket. Full story...
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