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ONLY ON 3: Man shot by Soles tells his side of story

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videoKyle Blackburn is now telling his side of the story, explaining that he did not talk before now because he feared for his life. Blackburn says the senator has paid him more than $100,000 over the years to keep quiet about what he knows about him. Full story...
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Pierce jurors watch video of chase

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videoToday the jury watched more than 20 minutes of the dash-cam video of the pursuit Feb. 18, 2009, that led to the death of Ofc. Richard Matthews. Full story...
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Wilmington business busted for counterfeit items

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After a six-week investigation, New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives say they seized more than $10,000 worth of counterfeit items from Big Town Fashions and Accessories on Greenfield Street. Full story...
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Man shot by Sen. Soles says lawmaker paid him $100,000 to keep quiet

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"He doesn't help anybody and everybody. He helps people who know something about him, something he doesn't want told. He'll give them whatever they ask for to keep them quiet," Kyle Blackburn said. Full story...
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Columbus County moves to electronic warrant system

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The new computerized system, which starts tomorrow, lets officers print criminal processes for warrants, orders for arrests and summons when they're needed. That way, they won't have to carry around a bunch of unnecessary paperwork. Full story...
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New Hanover grad among arrested NC State football players

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A New Hanover High School grad is among four NC State football players facing misdemeanor drug charges after police found marijuana in their off-campus apartment. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jury seated in Pierce trial; opening arguments begin

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Attorneys have selected a jury for the trial of a man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Wilmington police officer last year. Full story...
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Warrant issued for B.J. Wright

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A Columbus County judge has issued an arrest warrant for B.J. Wright, the man involved in numerous run-ins with state Sen. R.C. Soles. If caught, the judge has ordered Wright's bond set at $5 million. Full story...
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Police: man shoots, kills girlfriend

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A domestic dispute turned deadly last night Duplin County. 45-year-old Beverly Knowles is dead after police say her boyfriend shot and killed her around 9 p.m. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in murder trial

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video Before jury selection began in Anthony Pierce's murder trial, the judge set ground rules on how the trial would run. Full story...
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Trial begins in police officer's death

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video It's been more than a year since Wilmington Police officer Richard Matthews died after crashing into a tree during a high-speed chase. Today jury selection is underway in the trial of the man who led that chase, Anthony Pierce. He faces several charges, including second-degree murder. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BSL man in hospital after police standoff

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A Brunswick County man will likely face charges after a standoff with police last night in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Bullet hits man while he sleeps

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video A Wilmington man is lucky to be alive today, after being hit in the head by a stray bullet early this morning, while he was sleeping in his bedroom. Full story...
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Family asks for help solving Christmas weekend murder

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video There's a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Tiffany Dawkins. Full story...
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Sheriff doesn't know where rescued dogs are

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Wallace said he had never investigated something of this magnitude, so he called the Wilson County Sheriff's Department for advice, and they led him to the Atlanta Humane Society and Norred & Associates, a private investigating firm in Atlanta. Full story...
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