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NC gun rights group pushes back on local rules

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A fight is brewing over where people with concealed weapons permits can carry guns when they're in public parks in some North Carolina cities. Full story...
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Winston-Salem latest taking stand on guns in parks

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North Carolina communities are considering whether they want to allow or ban concealed handguns in local parks before a new state law takes effect. Full story...
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Six-month investigation leads to drug, weapons bust

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video Wilmington Police say a six-month investigation has taken a huge stash of drugs and stolen weapons off the street Five men face a number of charges. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says investigators believe these suspects were big suppliers in the area. Full story...
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2 arrested with gun at school where teen was shot

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says two men were arrested after a gun was found in their car on the campus of the high school where a 15-year-old girl was shot two days ago. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds Pierce's murder conviction, vacates gun charge

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Less than a month after a Wilmington man appealed his murder conviction, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has made its ruling. Full story...
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School district investigating gun found in student's car

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An investigation is underway in Pender County after a gun was found in a student's car on school property Friday night. Full story...
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Rockers, cops subject of federal gun probe

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A federal investigation is under way after pictures surfaced of rock stars with firearms in Rowan County. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has learned a former Rowan County police officer works with musicians like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Bret Michaels. WSOC received photos of the musicians at the Rowan County Peace Officers Association, where they were brought to fire guns. Full story...
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Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns

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video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons. Full story...
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Teen killed by BB-gun shot near Reidsville

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Rockingham County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a teenager who was found in the woods near Reidsville with a BB gun shot to the head. Full story...
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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC

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video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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Bill would allow concealed guns in parks, eateries

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People carrying legally concealed handguns in North Carolina could take them into more restaurants and into state and local parks if an idea in the House becomes law. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies score big heroin bust

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Division says a bust last night took lots of drugs and some weapons off the street. Full story...
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WPD gives out free gun locks

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Part of being a responsible gun owner is being a safe gun owner. Today the Wilmington Police Department handed out free gun locks as part of a national gun safety program called Project ChildSafe. Full story...
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Sweepstakes parlor robbed at gunpoint

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It sounds like a story out of the old west: masked gunmen robbing a gambling parlor. But it happened right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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