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Former band director's court date delayed

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North Brunswick High School's former band director will have to wait a little longer for his day in court. Full story...
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Leland Police take tougher stance on Walmart shoplifting

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videoLeland Police are addressing a shoplifting problem at the town's biggest store. Today Police Chief Tim Jayne announced anyone caught stealing from the Leland Walmart will face stricter procedures and punishments. Full story...
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WPD: Baby-Daddy cuts woman's face and arms

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The victim told officers that the father of her children, Terrell Courtney Battle, d.o.b. 8-19-1975, of Wilmington, had come to her residence and cut her with a knife. The victim sustained a puncture wound above her eye, as well as numerous cuts to her arms that required stitches. Full story...
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Man says he's stabbed while standing on downtown corner at 3 a.m.

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The victim told investigators that he was on the corner at 10th and Campbell when a man drove up in a burgundy jeep and asked him if he had anything (drugs) to sell. He said that when he replied he didn’t have anything, the man got out of the jeep, stabbed him several times, took his money, and then drove away. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper-cars last night downtown

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Responding WPD officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a vehicle hit a car in the unit block (0 – 99) S. Water Street. The witnesses followed the vehicle, trying to get a license plate number, but the car sped away. The witnesses said they relocated the vehicle after it had hit three parked cars in the 1300 block of Dock Street. Full story...
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Former Fuquay-Varina coach pleads in teen sex case

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A former Wake County high school girls basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a female student. Full story...
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Daughter of Malcolm X arrested in NC on NY charges

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The daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X is set to appear in a North Carolina court on several outstanding warrants from New York. Full story...
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Stepmom indicted in Zahra's death

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The stepmother of a disabled North Carolina girl has been indicted on a murder charge in the child's death. Full story...
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Evangelous wants more officers downtown

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video Violence in downtown Wilmington has been making news. Now the Chief of Police has an idea to make things better. Full story...
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WPD: B&E suspect arrested, another on the run

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A witness reported that he was driving by the store when he heard a loud noise. He saw someone breaking into the business, and then leaving the area in a truck heading westbound on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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NC judge commutes man's death sentence to life

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A Durham County judge has taken a convicted killer off death row, but the man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Full story...
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WPD warns of phone scams

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The scams consist of a phone call to residents notifying them that their relative is in some type of legal trouble and needs money sent quickly to help them. Full story...
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NC court denies husband's request for trial delay

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has turned down a request by a man charged with killing his wife to delay the start of his trial. Full story...
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Search for Wright heads south

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The Tabor City Police Department's search for a career criminal with ties to R.C. Soles has extended south of the border. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. settles jail TB case

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A former inmate who claims he got tuberculosis at the Brunswick County jail has settled with the county for a lump sum. Full story...
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