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WPD arrests two after chase

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A robbery at a Wilmington ATM led to a chase that ended across the river in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Sleeping sitter charged after girl wanders off

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A baby sitter has been charged with child abuse after Wake County authorities said she fell asleep and allowed a little girl to wander away for five hours. Full story...
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NC meth makers adapt tactics to avoid discovery

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The number of methamphetamine labs in North Carolina is on the rise as drug-makers scale down operations and circumvent regulations on over-the-counter ingredients. Full story...
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Sharpless found guilty of murder

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A Wilmington man is guilty of murder. A New Hanover County jury also found Andre Sharpless guilty of first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Mom accused of taking daughter to a street fight is no longer a county school employee

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video The Whiteville mother accused of taking her daughter to a street fight and then cheering her on is no longer an employee of Columbus County Schools. On Monday night the Columbus County Board of Education spent part of their monthly meeting behind close doors to discuss Aneshia Cartret's employment status. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What you post online can come back to haunt you

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videoThe popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has the world more connected than ever, but could your cyber paper trail come back to haunt you? Full story...
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Walmart greeter charged with robbery at NC store

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Police in Statesville have charged an 83-year-old man who worked as a greeter at Walmart with attempting to rob his own store. Full story...
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NC Appeals Court to hear arguments in Goode case

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The state Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of a man serving consecutive life terms for the murders of a Johnston County couple who owned the trailer park where he lived. Full story...
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Police say despite busts, heroin still a problem

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video Three recent deaths by overdoses and arrests of dealers have put a spotlight on heroin in the Port City. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted in federal court

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A federal jury convicted Rushaun Necko Parker of several drug and weapons charges stemming for a January 2010 arrest. Full story...
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NC bill would punish those who harm, kill fetuses

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North Carolina Republicans and some crime victims are promoting legislation to make it a felony for an attacker to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged in illegal credit scheme

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The United States Attorney's Office announced that a federal grand jury returned a 74-count criminal indictment charging James Walter Goddard of Wilmington with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and obstruction of justice. Full story...
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Wilmington Police make "Black Magic" heroin bust

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Wilmington Police say they've found the people responsible for selling the deadly "Black Magic" heroin. Full story...
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School cafeteria workers accused of poison attempt

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Authorities say two North Carolina high school cafeteria employees have been arrested and accused of trying to poison their boss's tea. Full story...
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DEVELOPING STORY: B.J. Wright arrested in SC, returns to Columbus County

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video The man hunt for B.J. Wright has finally ended. Wright was arrested this morning across the state line in Horry County, SC. The Columbus County Sheriff's Department brought him back to the Columbus County Courthouse this afternoon. Full story...
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