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Domestic Violence

ONLY ON 3: Abused man speaks out

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video A Brunswick County man who claims he was abused is speaking out on behalf of all men who fall prey to domestic violence. Full story...
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Kernersville man to move despite protective order

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A Forsyth County judge who granted a protective order against Kernersville man has now agreed to let him move in next door to his estranged wife. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police say statements not only factor in domestic violence arrests

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video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's arrest Friday on a domestic violence charge, both he and the alleged victim said the incident was blown out of proportion. That's led a lot of people to wonder why Berger, or anyone in a similar situation, would be charged and why police have the latitude to make such an arrest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger bond set; Girlfriend too afraid to go to his house without police; Listen to 911 call

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video The New Hanover County Commissioner who's been embroiled in several controversies landed in jail overnight. Wilmington Police arrested Brian Berger shortly after midnight. Full story...
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Domestic violence murders up last year in NC

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A total of 107 North Carolinians lost their lives in domestic violence murders in 2010, an increase from the previous year, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. Full story...
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Leland councilman's domestic violence case continued

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A Leland Town Councilman was in court today, but will have to wait a couple more months to have his case heard. Full story...
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Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrates 25 years of service

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An organization that's been helping women and children in need celebrated a quarter century of service today. The Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrated its 25th anniversary with a breakfast at the Hilton. Full story...
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Verizon helps make holidays brighter for domestic violence victims

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Gift-giving season is in full swing, but some members of our community are more worried about their safety than the holidays. Employees at Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center help victims of domestic violence each year by teaming up to buy presents for families in need. Full story...
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Verizon sets up CFCC scholarship for domestic violence survivor

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The Verizon Wireless Wilmington Call Center has established a $2,000 scholarship at Cape Fear Community College for a survivor of domestic violence. The scholarship will cover tuition, textbook expenses and related fees for an individual referred by Wilmington’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Services. Full story...
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Quilters by the Sea provide warmth for victims of domestic violence

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The nimble fingered members of Quilters by the Sea Guild have been quilting up a storm lately in order to provide the warmth of quilts to victims of domestic violence. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's want ankle bracelets for domestic violence abusers

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has applied for a grant to purchase ankle bracelets to track domestic violence abusers out of jail on pre-trial release. Full story...
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Avoiding domestic violence

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videoAssistant District Attorney Joy Alford-Brand prosecutes dozens of domestic violence cases each year. "Most people don't realize how prevalent it is and how many cases we've got. We have a pretty good case load,” she said. Full story...
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State releases domestic violence stats

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videoFor the first time ever, the state has released statistics on deaths caused by domestic violence. It's an alarming statewide number, and southeastern North Carolina has seen its share. Full story...
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The signs of dating violence

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videoOne out of every 5 college females will experience some form of dating violence. It usually starts with simple control issues, then verbal and physical abuse. In extreme cases, it can lead to death. Full story...
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Take Back the Night March and Rally

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videoA woman is abused every fifteen seconds in the United States. To raise awareness of that staggering statistic, and domestic violence in general, a group gathered Thursday night in downtown Wilmington to take back the night. Full story...
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