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Judge orders Sun Spa, Playmates closed

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Deputies raided the businesses earlier this year, arresting several people on drug and prostitution charges. The Sheriff's Office made a similar bust on both places last summer as well. Full story...
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Brunswick County native murdered in Asheboro

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video Police in Asheboro are investigating the murder of a Brunswick County native. Police say a neighbor out for a walk found 22-year-old Shaunna Walley's body in some woods Tuesday morning. Walley grew up in Shallotte, but she moved to Asheboro about a year ago. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Shooting victim speaks out

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video It's been more than a week since 17-year-old Robert Davis was shot outside of West Bladen High School. For the first time, the teen is speaking out about what he says happened on the afternoon of May 11. Full story...
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Tips from community huge help for police

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videoFive people are behind bars and an assortment of drugs are off the street. Police say they could not have done it without help from the community. It started off as just a complaint, but that complaint led police to crack, heroin and prescription pills. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES UPDATE: Man wanted for gun theft surrenders

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Jonathan Blake Kohler is charged with stealing two shotguns and a rifle from 4468 Pigott Road in Shallotte some time in April. Full story...
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Two men wanted for Walmart amp theft

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying the suspects caught by surveillance cameras. Full story...
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One arrested, one wanted for Leland-area break-in

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In this week's Fugitive Files, Brunswick County deputies say they've solved a breaking and entering in the Leland area from last week, but need your help finding one of the suspects. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Driver who crashed into Dairy Queen has 4 DWIs already

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videoNadine has confirmed Isaisas Martinez-Garcia is an illegal immigrant. She'll be talking to law enforcement today to see what's next for him and try to find out how the system seemingly failed and allowed him to rack up four prior DWI's. Full story...
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Alleged drunk driver smashes into Dairy Queen; woman jumps out of the way to save her life

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The Dairy Queen on Oleander Drive in Wilmington normally closes at midnight on Friday. The driver drove smack into the building around 11:30 p.m. prompting an early close and a huge mess. Update: The DQ is back open, plywood and all. Full story...
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High school soccer coach arrested

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video Deputies arrested 24-year-old Brian Reardon Tuesday. He was an assistant soccer coach at Ashley High in New Hanover County. It's not clear what he did, but he's been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Teen who wrecked car had many brushes with the law

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video Here's a look at Randi Petrolino's rap sheet, which when we printed it, was 10 pages long. Full story...
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AG wants paver with history in court

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The Attorney General wants to see the owner of a paving company with a history of problems in court next week. Tommy Clack has been on Roy Cooper's radar since 2007, when clack worked here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Former cop arrested for impersonating cop

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A former Fair Bluff and Tabor City police officer has been arrested again, this time for impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Officer's crash raises questions after precedent-setting trial

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videoIt was a close call for a Wilmington police officer on his way to help out on a chase early yesterday morning. Coincidently it played out very much like the Anthony Pierce chase that led to Ofc. Rich Matthews's death. That case led to an unprecedented murder conviction. Full story...
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Security tightened after WBHS shooting

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video A student shot outside of a Bladen County high school is recovering tonight. The incident has parents at West Bladen High looking for answers. Parents had tons of questions after the shooting, and some are still out of the loop today, including the victim's mother. Full story...
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