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Fort Bragg death leads Army to suspend parachutes

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the Army has suspended the use of its new square parachutes because of problems discovered after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump last month. Full story...
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Carteret Co. charges pair with credit-card scam

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The Carteret County Sheriff's Office has charged two Brooklyn, N.Y., residents with possessing counterfeit credit cards. Full story...
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Father charged with abuse of Winston-Salem infant

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A Winston-Salem man has been charged with felony child abuse after doctors told police his 4-month-old son had several fractures when he was admitted to the hospital for another cause. Full story...
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Former officers guilty in Greene Co. beating

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Three former officers have pleaded guilty to felony charges in the 2008 beating of an inmate at a Greene County correctional institute and have been fined and given suspended sentences. Full story...
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Shallotte store owner upset with DOT for construction ruining business

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video A Shallotte business owner is furious with the DOT after she says construction around her store from the Smith Street Extension Program has killed her customer turnout. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools looking to hire contractor previously convicted of fraud

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video The New Hanover Board of Education was considering hiring a contractor who was previously convicted of fraud. In February, Lee Cowper, a Wilmington commercial contractor, pled guilty to federal mail fraud. The school board's design consultant for a renovation project at Wrightsboro Elementary School has reportedly recommended Cowper for the job. Full story...
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Thousands in the dark after Greenville power outage

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Utility officials in Greenville say a failed lightning arrester caused a power failure that left about 25,000 customers without light and air conditioning for about 20 minutes. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Carolina Canines

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do this, we are showcasing the people and groups doing good around our area and how you can get involved. The world can be changed if you "just add hope." Carolina Canines is an organization made up of volunteers who train service dogs for people around our area and around the country who are disabled or need therapy. Full story...
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Live Oak fire update

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NC Forest Service uses heavy equipment to fight wildfire in Bladen County. Full story...
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