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Brunswick Co. man attacked with machete

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Upon arrival deputies obtained information on victim, Bersain Hernandez that he had been stabbed by a person at the residence. After thorough investigation, deputies obtained information that Jose Barron had stabbed Hernandez with a machete. Full story...
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Two teens charged with having high grade marijuana

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During a routine traffic stop on June 24th at approximately 10:00 pm on Hwy 74 a pound of high grade marijuana was seized from a Toyota 4-Runner driven by a Robert Weaver Wood. The marijuana’s street value is estimated at $6,000. Full story...
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Former soccer coach charged again for sex with player

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Brian Reardon, 24, was previously arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff's office for having a sexual relationship with one of his players, but an investigation with another law enforcement agency showed the acts extended beyond county limits. Full story...
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Marines arrested for radiator theft

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A pair of Marines are in jail accused of stealing from a business. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested Cpl. David C. Dayberry, 22, and LCpl. Codie S. Brewster, 20, today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis on why she dismissed Oak Island Fire Chief's DWI

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video Slowly but surely we're getting some answers about why a judge threw out a fire chief's DWI charge two weeks ago. Tonight, those answers are coming from the judge who made the ruling. Full story...
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Thieves target food delivery drivers

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video Last week drivers from two Chinese restaurants were robbed on 15th street as they tried to deliver food. Yesterday a Meals-on-Wheels driver on 14th Street was robbed for her purse while on her route. Last night a Domino's driver was robbed in Wilmington as well. Full story...
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Deposition details illegal campaign contributions by Wilmington businessman

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The deposition of Russell Miller “Rusty” Carter released Friday reveals how he channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars through employees and relatives to make illegal campaign contributions to leading state and national politicians - reports WRAL.com. Full story...
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Murder charge filed against driver who killed mother in wreck

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Highway patrol said Daniel Brennick was drunk and speeding on River Road in Brunswick County when he crossed the center line and hit Satu Harris's car head-on on May 7. The 38-year-old mother died at the scene. Full story...
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Argument leads to Shallotte shooting

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A Brunswick County man is in jail after shooting another man. It happened around 9:30 last night at 4532 Rounding Run Road in Shallotte. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother says son sexually assaulted by another child at daycare

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video Disturbing allegations from the mother of a five-year-old boy who claims he was molested at daycare. The mom says her son came home talking about what he called a "secret place" at the daycare. Tonight, that mom is looking for answers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: With charges dismissed, man says city needs to pay up

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video New developments tonight in a story you've seen ONLY ON 3. Earlier this year Wilmington Police tried to nab a suspected drug dealer. They had a search warrant. Trouble is they apparently they busted into the wrong house. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Marine charged with indecent liberties with 8-year-old

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A 23 year old US Marine from New River Air Station is in the Pender County Jail under a $400,000.00 bond. Dain Arthur Larson a private with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-29 has been charged with four counts of Felonious Indecent Exposure and four counts of Felonious Indecent Liberties with a minor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: District Attorney will appeal Fire Chief's DWI dismissal; Read the DA's news release

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videoNew developments about Oak Island's fire chief who walked away from his DWI conviction. WWAY has been demanding accountability. Tonight, we're getting results. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Trooper says he was never called for Chief House's appeal hearing

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Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore said the Assistant DA had what he calls a "mix-up" and subpoenaed the wrong trooper. First Sgt. A.E. Morris was the correct trooper, but he says he was never contacted by the DA's office at any point about House's DWI charge. Full story...
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The Rant: A lesson in journalism

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You've gone too far with this DWI dismissal, says one viewer. Not quite, says our Rantmaster. We'll explain why our coverage has been far from "biased" or "one-sided" as a Rant accuses. Full story...