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Carolina Beach mayor, two council members under SBI investigation

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Carolina Beach Mayor Joel Macon confirmed at Tuesday night's town council meeting that he, Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Efird and councilman Dan Wilcox are all under SBI investigation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man who says Soles molested him wants to make formal complaint

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videoA man who says former state Sen. R.C. Soles molested him three decades ago is trying to tell his story, but he says law enforcement turned him away. Toby Faircloth has told his story to WWAY before, but now he wants to file a formal complaint. Full story...
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SBI might refuse to investigate Leland PD; Council may have broken open meetings laws

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video We have learned through two highly placed independent sources in Brunswick County that the FBI is already investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department. According to one of those sources, the SBI will usually defer to the federal agency so as not to double investigate a case. Full story...
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No charges filed in Tabor City lawn mower death

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The District Attorney says no charges will be filed in the death of a child run over by a lawnmower, which has been ruled an accident. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA called special Grand Jury to indict mother of baby mauled

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videoWe have new information about the nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County. In a story you saw FIRST ON 3 online yesterday, the mother of the baby girl was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Investigators offer no new info on baby mauled by dogs

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The investigation into a nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs at her family's Bladen County home still has few answers. Full story...
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One dead, another in custody after overnight shooting in Rocky Point

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video It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Brighton Road in the Summit Ridge neighborhood. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says when deputies arrived at the home of Michael Grant the 34-year-old fired a gun at the deputies. Full story...
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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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SBI agents, K-9: Gas found in Strickland's home after fire

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The arson retrial of a Columbus County man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles continues. Today jurors heard from fire investigators, who say they found gasoline inside Allen Strickland's home. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Website encourages victims of R.C. Soles to come forward

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videoA new website www.rcsolesboys.com is encouraging anyone claiming to be molested by former State Senator R.C. Soles to come forward with their story. Full story...
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SBI investigation of Sen. R.C. Soles - Day 687

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It's been 687 days since the SBI began investigating former State Sen. R.C. Soles for sexual misconduct. The investigation began in August 2009 when Stacey Scott alleged that Soles had molested him. This past weekend, a local newspaper published an in-depth report that claims Soles has molested at least five men. Full story...
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LUMINA NEWS EDITORIAL: All eyes on District Attorney and SBI in Soles investigation

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It’s a sordid, messy and complicated set of sexual abuse accusations spanning decades. But they beg the question; did these crimes occur, and could one man rule over a town with so much power that he was able to prey on the community’s boys, apparently at will? Lawyered up or not, Mr. David, all eyes are on you, the State Bureau of Investigation and the A.G.’s office. It is time for the truth. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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