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Authorities looking for cause of death after teen's body found

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Authorities in Maryland say they have not yet determined how a North Carolina teen died after her body washed up in a Maryland river months after she vanished. Full story...
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Judge dismisses evidence in Strickland's arson case

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videoThe arson case involving a teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles is taking an Easter break. Before recessing for the weekend today, the judge ruled on evidence in the trial of Allen "Frog" Strickland that could have a big impact on the case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Grandmother of slain South Brunswick football player speaks

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video The death of a South Brunswick High School football player has left a community and family in mourning. Marcus Hankins was supposed to graduate in a few weeks. His grandmother, Eva Holmes says she wants her grandson to be remembered as someone who had a big heart and lit up a room with his presence. Full story...
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Testimony starts in Strickland's arson trial

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video The jury has been seated, and today the first witnesses took the stand in the arson case of Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is a former client and friend of former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Widow attacked at husband's gravesite in Hamlet

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Three people have been charged with attacking and robbing a 75-year-old widow as she was visiting her husband's grave. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser charged with murder

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A murder charge against the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her is but the latest problem for a woman friends say is still haunted by the stigma of the lacrosse case. Full story...
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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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