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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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Police, clergy call for 90-day 'cease fire' in gang violence

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video With a wave of violence sweeping through parts of the Port City, community leaders are banding together with a unified message. Full story...
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