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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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Men 'smoking dope' on woman's porch leads to gun charges

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A woman's complaint of a group of men sitting on her porch "smoking dope" landed one of the men in jail on gun charges. Full story...
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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest

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videoAfter a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes. Full story...
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WPD investigating dozen shots fired into home

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after someone shot into a home Tuesday night. Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says at 9 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up shots fired in the 800 block of Queen St. Full story...
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Onslow Co. makes $46,000 selling firearms

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Onslow County made more than $46,000 off selling surplus firearms from the sheriff's department. The county commission voted unanimously in November to sell the surplus weapons to the public for 60 days through a licensed firearm dealer. Full story...
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NC sheriff seeks trade: Old Tommy guns for rifles

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A North Carolina sheriff could get the OK to trade a pair of vintage Tommy guns for dozens of new rifles for his deputies. The Forsyth County commissioners vote Monday on trading the fully automatic Thompson machine guns for 88 new Bushmaster rifles valued at $60,000. Full story...
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