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Fatal DWI crash suspect has prior drunk driving record

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video Thomas Paradise apparently failed to learn his lesson the first time he got behind the wheel drunk. Paradise has five prior drunk driving convictions from various states on his record. Full story...
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NJ double murder suspect caught in Whiteville

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video US Marshals have arrested an accused murderer in Columbus County. Lance Fulton was on the run from New Jersey and was staying with relatives at a Whiteville apartment complex. Full story...
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Man killed, cousin injured by alleged drunk driver

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videoOne man is dead and another recovering after being hit by an alleged drunk driver over the weekend. It happened in a trailer park off NC 904 near Ramsey Ford Road in Columbus County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Soles back in court after sentencing issue

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video Sen. R.C. Soles was back in Columbus Court today. Judge D. Jack Hooks called for the hearing after seeing our report last week that Soles has a prior criminal conviction. WWAY is the ONLY Wilmington TV station with a crew in Whiteville. We will have live coverage starting on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Soles pleads guilty

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video Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty this afternoon in Columbus County to misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon for the August shooting of Kyle Blackburn at the senator's Tabor City home. Full story...
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Guilty plea not first from Soles

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Today was not the first time Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty to a crime. In 1970, he led police on a high speed chase near Fayetteville. Full story...
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Soles heads to court Thursday

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The hearing starts at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbus County. You can follow our coverage here on wwaytv3.com, Twitter and WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, 6 and 11. Full story...
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Fair Bluff mayor Britt reelected

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The second time was the charm for the mayor of Fair Bluff. Full story...
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Police continue search for robbery suspects

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Police say three armed black men robbed the Dollar General yesterday afternoon. The men tied up two employees and one customer before escaping with about $4,000. Full story...
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Columbus County rated state's unhealthiest

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videoThe counties were measured by how healthy people are and how long they live. Full story...
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Keeping score

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videoEverlene Davis has been keeping the score at high school basketball games forever. Well, not quite forever, but 53 years is a pretty long time. Full story...
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Tabor City cop hoping to clear name

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Lt. Greg Sibbett thought there was a chance the judge would dismiss the charges against him today, but it turned out to be more of an administrative court hearing. Full story...
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DA tossing Tabor City detective's cases

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videoThe lead investigator involved in many legal cases surrounding Sen. R.C. Soles is in trouble tonight. Full story...
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Wright in trouble again

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B.J. Wright was arrested this morning for allegedly shooting at someone January 26 in Whiteville. Full story...
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Federal grant helps preschoolers learn to read

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videoColumbus and Bladen County schools are getting funds to help preschoolers learn how to read. Full story...
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