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NC crime lab bill unanimously approved by Senate

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Several changes designed to improve North Carolina's state crime lab and its credibility following a scathing report about past work is one vote away from Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Teen Mom 2' celeb Jenelle Evans back in Brunswick County court

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video Brunswick County's favorite "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans was in back court Wednesday morning, along with an MTV crew. It was a show cause hearing and Jenelle was having to explain why she missed a January court date. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: State Trooper claims Chadbourn Town Manager showed him badge and said, "I'm the Chief"

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video He was caught speeding and given a ticket, but this traffic stop soon led to a much more serious charge. So why is Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox facing a charge of impersonating an officer? Full story...
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Firefighters say don't burn because of dry conditions and gusty winds

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video Fire danger remains very high, and firefighters urge residents to refrain from any outdoor burning. Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3: Two-state fire contained in Brunswick County

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Crews have contained a wildfire in southern Brunswick County. Emergency Management said the fire started in South Carolina and crossed the state line near Carolina Shores on Boundaryline Drive. Full story...
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NC Democratic Party reminds media that some groups are conservative

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The North Carolina Democratic Party would like to bring to your attention a problem which we believe undermines the credibility and fairness of an increasing number of news reports in North Carolina: Full story...
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Coastal Air Show coming to ILM April 16-17

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ILM proudly announces that America's newest Jet Team – "HEAVY METAL" – along with a variety of other performances, including the North American Aero Shell T-6 Texans, the Black Daggers Parachute Team, a jet car, military and aerobatic demonstrations, a children's area, and lots of ground static displays will be performing at this year's event. Full story...
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"Fiery object" seen in sky by many across Southeastern North Carolina

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video We've had numerous reports to our newsroom about a "fiery object" seen around 7:30 Tuesday evening. This was likely a meteor. If you saw it and happen to have a photo or video of it, send it to newsroom@wwaytv3.com. Full story...
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Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

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Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from congestive heart failure. Morrison says her children were at her side. Full story...
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How many people does it take to hang photos at the Convention Center?

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Walking into the new Wilmington Convention Center instantly takes you back in time. The hallways walls are covered with photographs showing the history of Downtown and the Riverfront. But missing are any pictures depicting New Hanover County's three beach communities, and the mayors from Wrightvsille, Carolina and Kure Beaches would like to change that. Full story...
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