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FIRST ON 3: Shark bites girl at North Topsail Beach

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video A family from Pennsylvania was excited to be visiting North Carolina for the first time, but their trip to North Topsail Beach did not end on a good note. The Cartwrights 10-year-old old daughter was bitten by something in the knee-deep water that led to her being airlifted to an area hospital. You'll hear EXCLUSIVELY from them later on NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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Jacksonville man pleads guilty to killing mom

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A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and nearly killing his father with a butcher knife more than three years ago. Full story...
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Former Camp Lejeune Marine pleads guilty in death

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A former Camp Lejeune Marine has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the strangulation death of a woman he met on a social networking site. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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Wounded Marine gets free house in Jacksonville

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A retired Marine sergeant wounded in Iraq will get a new five-bedroom log home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow County declares State of Emergency because of fire

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A wildfire burning mainly in Pender County has led Onslow County to declare a State of Emergency. County Commission Vice Chair Paul Buchanan signed the order this afternoon. Full story...
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Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

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Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune security level lowered

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Camp Lejeune officials say base security has returned almost to normal after nearly two months of being at an enhanced status because of the death of Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Federal agency begins survey about Lejeune water

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A federal agency is beginning a survey of diseases that may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, where officials believe as many as 1 million people might have been exposed to toxins. Full story...
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Carolina shrimp numbers down after cold winter

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videoA popular seafood item at many restaurants is either disappearing from menus or being replaced by catch that is not from the Carolinas. The reason is the number of native shrimp has significantly dwindled, and the weather is to blame. Full story...
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Jacksonville soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says says SSGT Ergin V. Osman died Thursday in Afghanistan. The DOD says the 35-year-old was one of six soldiers killed when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province. Full story...
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Lejeune water issue going back to Congress

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Congress is once again considering a bill to provide federal health care for veterans and family members who say they've suffered because of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

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Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Second wave of mystery pelican deaths hits Topsail Beach

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The American Bird Conservancy says a second wave of mysterious pelican injuries and deaths has occurred in the past several weeks at Topsail Island following earlier incidents about six months ago in which about 250 pelicans died as a result of still-undetermined causes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Victims identified in Friday plane crash

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Investigators say two people from Vermont died in a plane crash near Jacksonville's Ellis Airport Friday. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says the victims were Peter J. Herbert and Sheri Rowe. Full story...
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