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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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ONLY ON 3: Troopers question man for carrying gun

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video A Brunswick County man says two state troopers bullied him while he was trying to pick up lunch Tuesday afternoon. The reason: he was wearing a holstered gun. Full story...
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WPD: Felon caught with semi-automatic pistol, drugs

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A felon is back in jail after Wilmington Police arrested him for a series of charges after they say he ran from them early this morning. Full story...
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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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