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Safety

East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

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videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced. Full story...
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Safety Officials pitch in for Child Passenger Safety Week

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The Wilmington Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to help improve child safety. Full story...
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Wilmington FD hosts first ever Scout Day

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The Wilmington Fire Department opened the doors of the Empie Park Fire Station for the first ever scout day. Full story...
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2nd man dies in jump from Greensboro parking deck

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Officials in Greensboro say no decision has been made on reviewing a parking garage after a second man has jumped to his death. Full story...
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Winston-Salem school evacuated after fire

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Officials in Winston-Salem evacuated an elementary school after a fire near the building. Full story...
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Local event showcases boating safety tools

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videoGMC anchor Ashley Jacobs is caught by surprise when testing a life vest. Full story...
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Lumberton officer wounded; suspect in custody

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Lumberton police say a suspect in the wounding of a police officer has shot and injured himself. Full story...
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NC man charged in shooting deaths of 2 people

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A 33-year-old Hoke County man is charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and a man at her home. Full story...
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Cooper hails NC DNA law during national meeting

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North Carolina's top prosecutor says the state's DNA law is getting results and saving lives. Full story...
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Fayetteville father charged with murder

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A Fayetteville man convicted of abusing his toddler in 2004 is now facing first-degree murder charges in the boy's death. Full story...
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Man suspected in 1966 slaying of Shelby girl dies

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The man suspected of killing an 11-year-old Shelby girl more than 40 years ago has died. Full story...
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Sparklers can be just as dangerous as illegal fireworks

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videoStay safe this 4th of July with tips from Wilmington Fire Department. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter

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Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message. Full story...
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Toy safety report find some dangers

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Consumer advocates are out with a holiday-season warning about some toys that could be dangerous to children. Full story...
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Carnival company fined after worker dies in NC

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A Georgia company faces a $27,000 fine for safety violations after a carnival worker was killed in North Carolina while dismantling a Ferris wheel in May. Full story...
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