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Arson

ONLY ON 3: Jurors seated in Strickland's arson trial

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videoWWAY was the only TV station in the courtroom today as Allen "Frog" Strickland went to trial accused of setting fire in 2009 to the house Sen. R.C. Soles bought for him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser won't face arson retrial

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North Carolina prosecutors say they won't try a second time to bring a felony arson charge against the woman who prosecutors said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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Robeson County's arsons cost residents higher insurance

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Homeowners in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties are paying some of the highest insurance rates in the state because investigators found two out of three fires are intentionally set. Full story...
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Two months after fire, Seawitch bar set for grand reopening

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After an alleged arsonist forced the Seawitch Café to close months ago, the Carolina Beach bar is back open. It's celebrating a grand reopening tonight. Full story...
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Police make arrest in Carolina Beach arson

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Ron Christopher Gist, 33, is charged with the fire at 910 Carolina Beach Avenue North on June 29. Full story...
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Bond increased for murder, arson suspect

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The bond for the woman charged with setting a fire that killed her aunt and cousin has been increased to $10 million. Autopsies show the two died of smoke inhalation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with murder of aunt, cousin in fire

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video A woman is accused of setting a fire Wednesday that killed her aunt and 12-year-old cousin, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office investigators. Full story...
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Man arrested for SeaWitch fire

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A Carolina Beach man is in jail charged with setting fire to a restaurant. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday at the SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach house fire ruled arson

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Investigators say a fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others last month was intentionally set. Full story...
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Columbus County man charged with murder, arson

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Jerrod Steven Long was arrested Thursday night for the murder of Andre Dunn. Dunn was found dead in his burnt- out trailer home in early November. Full story...
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Tabor City arson investigation heats up

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videoA story we've been following out of Columbus County continues to unfold. On Wednesday, 17-year-old Allen Strickland's Tabor City home went up in flames while he was sleeping inside.

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Tabor City teen arson victim says he's afraid for his life

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videoThe Columbus County town of Tabor City is buzzing with speculation over who may have burned down the home of a local teenager with connections to State Sen. R.C. Soles.

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Brunswick County couple charged with arson

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Archie and Shelia Sellers are charged with second degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson. Full story...
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