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Jury in John Edwards trial asks for 20 exhibits

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The jury in the John Edwards campaign-finance fraud trial is asking to see about 20 more evidence exhibits during its fifth day of deliberations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Captured: Human trafficking in the Port City

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video Human trafficking is an underground crime that is intensifying across the country. Women and even young girls are trapped in lives of misery, forced to have sex with perhaps dozens of men a day. This modern-day slavery is hitting closer to home than you may expect. Human trafficking is happening right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Jurors end 4th day of talks at John Edwards trial

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The jury has ended a fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict at the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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UPDATED: Sheriff's son pleads guilty to DWI

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Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram's son pleaded guilty earlier this month to drunken driving following an April arrest in Brunswick County, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to 12+ years for heroin dealing

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges. A federal judge sentenced Donald Ray Boston, 39, to 151 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Full story...
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Babysitter charged after child falls from third-story balcony

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Investigators say Willisa Nicole Dowd was babysitting a 20-month-old girl April 4 when the child fell from a third-floor balcony, suffering severe injuries. Full story...
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Former Peak Fitness owner banned from business

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Jeff Stec, former owner of more than 20 Peak Fitness locations across North Carolina, is banned from the health club business for 12 years for repeatedly violating a state law that requires health clubs to maintain sufficient bonds, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. Full story...
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Belville mayor will drop charges against commissioner

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson said Tuesday he will drop the charges against Commissioner Joe Breault after Breault apologized at last night's Town Council meeting Full story...
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Deputies arrest second man for robbery of pizza driver

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a second man for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver earlier this month. Full story...
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Jury at Edwards trial deliberates for 3rd day

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The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards has resumed deliberating his fate for a third day. The jurors ended their talks Monday shortly after requesting access to a second set of exhibits they wanted for a closer look, including a handwritten note from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. Full story...
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