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WPD investigating three separate shootings over the weekend

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videoThree separate reports of shots fired into personal property over the weekend, two Saturday morning and one early Sunday morning, add to the list of recent investigations for police. Full story...
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Judge rejects bid for concealed weapons at NC fair

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A Wake County judge has declined to allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns to the NC State Fair which opens this week. Full story...
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Group: Gun ban at NC State Fair is illegal

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A gun-rights group has asked a North Carolina court for a temporary injunction to keep the state from enforcing its ban on concealed weapons at the State Fair. Full story...
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High-power rifle stolen from pawn shop

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videoWilmington Police are looking for three suspects who broke into a pawn shop and stole a high-powered rifle. Full story...
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$10K reward offered for stolen guns

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videoInvestigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns. Full story...
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Charlotte Douglas surpasses 2013 for guns seized

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The Transportation Security Administration says it's confiscated more guns at Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoints this year than in all of 2013. Full story...
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NC sheriff says citizens should arm themselves

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The sheriff of Harnett County is telling residents to start arming themselves in light of what he describes as a recent spike of violent crime. WTVD in Durham reports Sheriff Larry Rollins told an audience at a community meeting on Monday to protect themselves, adding that he doesn't go anywhere without a gun. Full story...
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Hewett to remain jailed on federal gun charge

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video Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett will remain in federal custody until a probable cause hearing next week a judge ruled this morning. 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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UPDATE: Bolivia man wanted for questioning on gun thefts caught

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Bolivia man wanted for questioning about the theft and sale of multiple firearms in the Bolivia area. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brian Berger back in New Hanover County to face probation violations

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in Wilmington and being held in the New Hanover County Jail under $300,000 bond. He is due in court Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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MUST SEE ONLY ON 3: Crooks forget to paint over all security cameras

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videoSome burglars in Wilmington thought they had a good idea. They sprayed black paint on the outside security cameras of a business they planned to burglarize. But, they forgot to follow through with the ones inside. Full story...
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Police: Duo steals several guns from Port City Guns & Ammo

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Police are searching for two suspects they say stole several guns from inside Port City Guns & Ammo after an alarm alerted officers of a break-in there early Sunday. Full story...
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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns

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videoState lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area. The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally. Full story...
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30+ guns confiscated after Bladenboro backyard nightclub raid

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Investigator James Daniels of the Bladenboro Police Department says more than 30 guns, including an assault rifle, were confiscated before the night was over during a raid at a backyard nightclub on Butler Mill Road. Full story...
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