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Former DA Gore strikes plea deal, avoids jail

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video Former District Attorney Rex Gore has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor willful neglect to discharge a duty of his office. In exchange, prosecutors have agreed to drop felony charges against him. Full story...
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Former assistant DA Kelley pleads guilty, must pay back money

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videoA former Bladen County assistant district attorney has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and must pay back money she improperly received. Elaine Kelley entered the plea yesterday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Full story...
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Former DA Gore headed to trial

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Rex Gore, the former District Attorney in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties, will head to trial this summer for allegedly signing off on false expense reports for an assistant district attorney while in office. Full story...
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Gore indictment reignites old issues

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video Rex Gore was the criminal prosecutor for three counties for 20 years. Now, he finds himself facing criminal charges, and one man says Gore's questionable actions started years before this latest development. Full story...
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Ballree, Gore surrender after indictments

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Former Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore and a former assistant turned themselves in today, a day after being indicted. Former Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Emmett Ballree also surrendered after he was indicted in an unrelated case. All quickly bonded out of jail. Full story...
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Former DA Gore, assistant indicted; Gore issues statement

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video A Brunswick County Grand Jury has indicted former District Attorney Rex Gore for allegedly signing off on false expense reports for an assistant district attorney while in office. Full story...
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WTVD ABC11 INVESTIGATION: Investigation of Bald Head Island police officer's death reopened

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The North Carolina coast is known for its beautiful beaches, and Bald Head Island is among the best. With million dollar mansions, it's a remote summer playground for the rich and powerful. But in the fall of 1999, the island was where Loy Buff's long nightmare began. Back then, his daughter Davina Buff-Jones was just starting a new career as a police officer on Bald Head. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: D.A. Jon David calls out Rex Gore regarding Davina Buff Jones shooting

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District Attorney Rex Gore was unwilling to change his initial determination or rule the cause of death as undetermined. Unfortunately, this action on Mr. Gore’s part lead many to conclude that he was not acting in a fair and impartial manner. Regardless of the truth of this assertion, such a perception is damaging to the Office of the District Attorney. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Why Tabor City Police always respond to Sen. Soles's house

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Former State Senator R.C. Soles lives near Tabor City, but not "in" Tabor City. His sprawling estate is outside of the official city limits. Yet whenever something happens at the house, Tabor City Police always respond, even though it's technically out of their jurisdiction. Full story...
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Investigation of Navassa mayor over

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Navassa's mayor says he had no idea he's no longer under state investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA talks about SBI investigation of Gore, former assistant

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An update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3 Monday night. District Attorney Jon David is speaking out about the former DA at the center of a SBI investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former DA Rex Gore & Assistant District Attorney under SBI investigation for turning in false expense reports

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video Sources tell us the SBI is looking into whether Gore allowed Kelley to expense unofficial travel in order to help beef up her salary. Full story...
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ADA Holden, three others not invited back to work in January

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It's out with the old and in with the new for Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties as Jon David takes over as District Attorney. He replaces long-time DA Rex Gore in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA gathering information on Navassa forgery claims

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Some private property owners in Navassa say their signatures were forged on a deed to grant the town access to their property for water and sewer improvements. Because Mayor Eulis Willis was in charge of that project, he is under a cloud of suspicion. Full story...
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Many questions, few answers about Bladen Co. Improvement Committee

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video Last month, we did a series of reports on Get out the Vote activities in Bladen County, where candidates pay people to round up votes for them. We received a number of calls in response to those reports saying we never mentioned the biggest player of all in the Bladen Get out the Vote arena. Full story...
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