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Swimming advisory issued at Caswell Beach

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The advisory affects waters at the public beach access at Lighthouse Park off Caswell Beach Road in Caswell Beach, where test results indicate a running monthly geometric mean average of 41 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, based on five samples taken within a 30-day period. Full story...
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NC House Speaker holds town hall meeting in Wilmington

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North Carolina House Speaker Rep. Thom Tillis is in the Port City today. He'll cap it off with a town hall meeting this evening. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party

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video We have confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach. The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate. Full story...
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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Two men arrested after over $20,000 of stolen property found at residence

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Two men were arrested after over $20,000 worth of stolen goods was found at a house in Onslow county. Full story...
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Leland Police stand by training that led to harassment complaint

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The Leland Police Department stands behind a training exercise that led to a harassment complaint from a female officer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Southport man pleads guilty to statutory rape

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Brunswick county man pleads guilty to statutory rape. The District Attorney's office says 22-year-old Joshua Benjamin Higgins of Southport pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for incidents that occurred with a 13-year-old girl in 2009. Full story...
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CFPUA bond sale means more rate hikes down the road

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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay? Full story...
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