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Jury brings back guilty verdict in 2011 murder

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videoA Columbus County jury this evening returned a guilty verdict in a 2011 murder case. They found Albert Henry, 37, guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the death of Chad Bellamy in Tabor City, according to District Attorney Jon David. Full story...
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Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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NC woman reported missing in SC surrenders

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A Gaston County woman reported missing in South Carolina has turned herself in to police in Charlotte. North Myrtle Beach, SC, spokesman Pat Dowling said that 42-year-old Amy Arrington of Lowell turned herself in Wednesday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge

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videoFormer Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Full story...
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Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

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video Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail. Full story...
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New Hanover man charged with sex crimes with child in Oak Island

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videoA New Hanover County man is charged with sex crimes involving a child in Oak Island, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant shows police arrested William Allen Jackson, 56, Thursday and charged him with statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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WPD looking for man who robbed Family Dollar

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Wilmington Police are asking for help identifying a man they believe robbed a store last week. Witnesses told police that last Tuesday a Hispanic male entered the Family Dollar Store at 1013 Market St. shortly before 10 p.m. Full story...
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Bladen dad admits to killing 7-month-old daughter

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videoA Bladen County father has pleaded guilty to killing his baby daughter nearly two years ago. The District Attorney's Office says Juan Andres Hernandez, 22, will spend as much as 10 years five months behind bars after pleading guilty to second-degree murder today. Full story...
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Four charged in Leland construction site thefts

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Leland Police have charged four men wanted for months for allegedly stealing from construction sites. Police say a three-month-long investigation ended with 70 counts of felony larceny from a permitted construction site for Kenneth Russ, William West, Thomas Jones and Daniel Barnes. Full story...
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NYPD arrests NC mother of abandoned baby

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A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station. Police said Tuesday that Frankea Dabbs told them that she's homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl. Full story...
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Man wanted for child sex crimes in Brunswick Co. arrested in Idaho

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videoA man wanted for alleged sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Idaho. Now he is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina. Full story...
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Rashawn Hines back in jail for attempted murder as prison sentence ends

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videoA Wilmington teen once called one of the city's worst offenders landed back in jail as he was set to be released from prison. Rashawn Hines, 19, was scheduled to released from state prison Friday, but he was booked again at the New Hanover County Jail the same day for two counts of attempted murder. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspects sought in pig cooker theft from VFW

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are looking for help identifying two people and a vehicle wanted in connection with a them from the VFW post in Supply. Full story...
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UNCW bronze seahawk stolen

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington Police Department is currently investigating the theft of the bronze Seahawk statue located at the entrance of the Warwick Center on UNCW’s main campus. Full story...
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Attorney: Mom of shooting victim did not threaten Vassey's wife

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The attorney for a Southport police officer charged with shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen says the boy's mother did not threaten the officer's wife after all. Full story...
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