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Brunswick County traffic stop uncovers heroin

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videoTwo men were arrested after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office found multiple bags of marijuana, heroin, and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Reckless driving leads to heroin bust

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videoJayqwon Rontell Canty, age 23, of Wilmington and a passenger ran a four-wheeler off 900 Greenfield Street Friday evening. Wilmington police officers began preparing citations for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and no helmet, while another officer ran the vehicle identification number. Full story...
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Community comes together to mourn loss of student

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videoA week after 19-year-old CFCC student Josh Proutey was murdered in downtown Wilmington the community continues to mourn. Today, counselors offered their support at a public grief forum. Counselors hope this afternoon's forum will be the first step in the healing process. Full story...
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B.J. Wright pleads guilty, heads to prison for 12.5-17 years

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videoEarlier this week a judge gave B.J. Wright a nearly $4 million bond. On his way out of the courtroom Wright reportedly told a bailiff, "I'll be home by Christmas." But today he found out he won't be going home any time soon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Ashley student arrested for violence hoax

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video An Ashley High School student has been charged with starting rumors about planned violence at the school. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Dylan Greg Merten, 17, is charged with disorderly conduct by disrupting students after admitting to starting the rumor. Full story...

Man wanted for shooting at Fair Bluff officers

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video Police in Columbus County are looking for a man they say fired at officers last night. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire battalion chief charged with DWI

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video A Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief is off the job after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. Wilmington Police arrested James Casteen Sunday night on a DWI charge. Full story...
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Slain student remembered in Clayton

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video A Cape Fear Community College student who was shot to death and robbed of a sandwich, cell phone, and $10 was remembered at a service in Clayton Wednesday. Full story...
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Observant neighbor stops thieves, cracks theft ring

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video Deputies in Bladen County say an observant neighbor led to four people being arrested for allegedly stealing ATVs. Full story...
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Two accused in CFCC student's murder talk about the crime, impact

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videoIt has been just 5 days since 19-year-old Joshua Proutey was murdered in Downtown Wilmington. Tonight, WWAY’s Matt Ray was the only reporter to talk to two of the suspects. Full story...
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