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Family of girl shot and killed files suit against gun maker

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videoThe family of a teen killed in what has been deemed an accidental shooting two years ago in Columbus County has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle blamed in her death. Two other women hurt in the shooting have joined in the lawsuit against Remington Arms Company, LLC. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police looking for 5 robbery suspects armed with shotgun, pistol

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videoWilmington Police are searching for five suspects who they say robbed several people at gunpoint after breaking into an apartment late last night. Police say the group of suspects include three men and two women, who were armed with both a shotgun and pistol. Full story...
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Deputies find drugs, guns in apartment near UNCW

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a two-week investigation led them to raid the apartment of an alleged drug dealer near UNCW Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say they found several guns, heroin and marijuana in Kenneth Jermain Greene's home at Seahawk Square Apartments. Full story...
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Suspect faces felony charges after shots fired at 7th and Wright streets

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videoA man is in custody and at least one car has been hit after shots fired this morning in the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets. Wilmington Police say the ShotSpotter system picked up four shots at 9 a.m. Full story...
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Incident involving kids, gun near New Hanover HS under investigation

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video Wilmington Police are investigating an incident involving two juveniles and a gun near New Hanover High School this afternoon. Full story...
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Holly Ridge council receives public input on gun range suit

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video Citizens of Holly Ridge turned out in force Tuesday night to share their thoughts on a lawsuit against Surf City Guns and Ammo. Full story...
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Town sues local business owner over guns on private property

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videoThe Town of Holly Ridge served Dorothy Royal owner of Surf City guns and ammo with a lawsuit Tuesday, saying she can no longer use firearms on her property. Full story...
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Despite new law, some businesses post signs to keep guns out

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videoWalking the streets of downtown Wilmington, you may have noticed a few new signs in the windows of some of your favorite restaurants and bars. That's because starting Tuesday, concealed carry permit holders are now allowed to bring their weapons into places that serve alcohol unless business post a sign forbidding it. Full story...
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Guns bought back won't be destroyed for months

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videoWilmington's first ever gun buy-back effort took nearly 70 weapons off the street this weekend, but where do the guns go now? Full story...
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Cash runs out during gun buyback

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videoIf you didn't line up early, you didn't get a shot at cash for guns this weekend in Wilmington. Organizers scheduled the Proutey-Greene Gun Buyback effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, but the money was gone shortly after the event kicked off at all three locations. Full story...
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Gun buyback locations announced

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videoThree Wilmington pastors have agreed to offer their churches as location sites for the Proutey-Greene Gun Buy Back effort scheduled for Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full story...
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NC town anticipates new Sturm Ruger gun factory

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A North Carolina town already home to America's largest gun manufacturer expects to welcome another famous name in the business. Full story...
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Evangelous: Gun shots down half way through cease fire

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videoWilmington is half-way through the cease fire clergy called from in June to stop gun violence in the Port City. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says the city has seen a decline in violence. He hopes that trend continues. Full story...
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NC law allows hunters to use suppressors on guns

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A new North Carolina law allows hunters to install noise suppressors on their rifles and shotguns. The Charlotte Observer reports that North Carolina becomes the 40th state to legalize suppressors. The change was part of broad legislation that expanded where concealed handguns can be legally carried. Full story...
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Non-profit organizes gun buy-back program in Wilmington

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video A non-profit group is trying to cut down on gun violence in the area by buying back guns next month. The effort is hosted by LINC Incorporated, a local non-profit agency whose goal is to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices. Full story...
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