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Wrightsville Beach cracking down on litterbugs

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videoAfter being left with massive amounts of trash on the beach last July Fourth holiday Wrightsville Beach is cracking down on litterbugs. Wrightsville Beach resident Drew Peterson said, "Last year was a mess all over the beach but that's what you get when you get a hundred thousand tourists in a small area." Full story...
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Beach alcohol laws explained

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Is it legal to have booze on the beach? On the street? Here are answers to these timely questions. Full story...
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Police not taking July Fourth holiday lightly

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videoMore than one million Carolinians are expected to travel for the July Fourth holiday. The name of the campaign says it all: Booze it and Lose it. State and local police are not taking the July Fourth holiday lightly. The Booze it or Lose it, Operation: Firecracker campaign is in full force through July 8. Expect checkpoints throughout the state and stepped-up patrols. Full story...
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Sheriff Hewett not at scheduled testimony

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videoToday is the day Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in Raleigh, but the sheriff isn't there. Sheriff Hewett will not say why he isn't there -- only that he'll be working in Brunswick County the rest of the week. Hewett along with a number of other employees from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office were issued subpoenas June 7. Full story...
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Inmate overcrowding continues to be problem

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Too many inmates, not enough room. It's a growing problem throughout the area and New Hanover County officials are doing what they can to ease the overcrowding. Full story...
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Two Brunswick County deputies cleared in shooting

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The two Brunswick County deputies under investigation for shooting a Leland man last month have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Full story...
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36 people and organizations associated with Sheriff Hewett under investigation

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We're learning more about what kind of information the US Attorney is looking for against the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Monday the county attorney's office released a copy of the subpoena. Thirty-six people and organizations associated with Sheriff Ron Hewett and the department are being investigated. Full story...
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Drivers giving wrong ID big problem for law enforcement

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The most common example of this kind of identity fraud is when drivers are pulled over and claim they don't have their licenses on them. But instead of getting themselves in trouble, they give out someone else's information. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover Regional team up for mock hostage drill

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center Special Police and Wilmington PD team up in a mock hostage drill. Full story...
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