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Shootings raise questions about gun laws

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videoAs more details about the shootings Friday in Connecticut and a murder right here in Wilmington the night before become available, the nation's mindset seems to shift from horror to anger and demands for change, specifically about gun laws. Full story...
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Fayetteville announces task force on gun violence

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Fayetteville police have formed a task force in an attempt to curb the recent increase in local gun violence. Officials held a news conference Thursday to address concerns about the shootings, including three incidents at the same convenience store. A 67-year-old man was robbed and shot to death, and two suspects have been arrested in the case. Full story...
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Chadbourn man guilty of carjacking

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A Chadbourn man faces life in prison after a federal jury convicted him of a 2010 carjacking in Columbus County. Full story...
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NC 'guns in bars' bill could die in committee

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Pro-gun advocates worry that a bill to permit handguns in North Carolina bars is being quietly shoved aside. The bill would allow people with concealed weapons licenses to carry guns into businesses that serve alcohol. The bill is currently on hold in the Senate Finance Committee and is not scheduled for discussion. Full story...
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Goolsby says bill would help clarify NC concealed weapon law

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video No guns in school is a no brainer, but what happens when your school is also a church? Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) hopes a new bill will help clarify. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman accidentally shot, killed

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they say was an accidental shooting that killed a woman yesterday. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene

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Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman's Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. Full story...
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Stolen shotgun recovered during New Year's Eve traffic stop

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it ended 2011 by catching a man with a stolen shotgun. Full story...
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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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