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Brunswick County debating how, when to replace Sheriff Hewett

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Since Ronald Hewett's suspension as the Brunswick County sheriff there has been a lot of debate and even confusion as to when and how to replace him. Full story...
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Charges, counter-charges flying in NC gubernatorial race

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We're a month away from North Carolina's primary election and it's not just the presidential race that's heating up. Charges and counter charges have been flying in the North Carolina gubernatorial race. Full story...
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Rising food prices hurting consumers

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While rising gas prices get the headlines, rising grocery prices are also chewing through our wallets. Full story...
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Kids 'Kick Butts' with anti-tobacco campaign

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Wilmington students are joining kids across the nation to take a stand against tobacco. They're doing it with one message: "kick butts." Full story...
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Azaleas survive drought

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videoThe North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off one week from today. We've dealt with a pretty significant drought since last year's festival ended. So that had us wondering how the featured flowers would look for the event. Full story...
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Wright defends himself at trial, says letter not for loan

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright denies that he committed fraud by persuading a state official to write a letter about a nonexistent state grant. Wright also insists he didn't use the letter to take out a $150,000 loan. Full story...
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Death row inmate freed after prosecutors drop murder charges

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A man who spent 14 years on death row has been released from prison after Catawba County prosecutors dropped murder charges. Full story...
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Marine charged in pregnant Marine's death draws more TV attention

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The "America's Most Wanted" television show is drawing more attention to the Marine being sought in the killing of a pregnant colleague at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Report: Lovette's probation officer untrained with 127 cases

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The probation officer for a teenager now charged with murder was handling 127 cases even though she hadn't gone through basic training. Full story...
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Spanish radio station hits air

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It's the first of it's kind to hit the local air waves. The growth of the Hispanic population in our area has given way to a new radio station. Full story...
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Elementary school student faces drug charges

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A fifth grader brings two bags of marijuana to Hunter's Creek Elementary School. Full story...
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Wright could face 11 years in prison

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videoWas Thomas Wright involved in a real estate scam? That's what Wake County DA Colon Willoughby tried to prove during the second day of testimony in the trial of the former Wilmington lawmaker. Full story...
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Local truck drivers pulling rigs off road

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Oil company CEOs went before Congress today to discuss sky-rocketing fuel prices. The soaring costs are hitting truckers hard. An independent trucker's strike has already broken out sporadically in several cities across the country from Los Angeles to New Jersey. Full story...
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Construction theft becoming more common

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Construction theft is becoming an ever more common crime here in North Carolina. Builders say it's an easy crime and each year, they lose more money. Full story...
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Report released on high school dropouts

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A sobering report was released today on high school dropouts. It shows, among other things that in 17 of our nation's largest cities more than 50 percent of students will quit school before graduating. Full story...
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