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Duplin County News

High school football star busted on drug charges

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video A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville. Full story...
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Mount Olive man guilty of dog-fighting charges

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A Duplin County man has pleaded guilty to federal dog-fighting charges after an undercover sheriff's investigator purchased a pit bull from him last year. Full story...
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NC poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

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A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the US Supreme Court steps in. Full story...
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Thousands of turkeys killed in farm fire

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A family business is nearly destroyed after an early morning fire in Duplin County. It happened at a turkey farm near Richlands. Full story...
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Flames in Duplin County

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An industrial building in Wallace caught fire Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Willie Nelson band members to pay $25 fine

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Members of Willie Nelson's band cited for having marijuana and moonshine will pay a fine that's less than the cost of tickets to the cancelled concert in January. Full story...
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Police: man shoots, kills girlfriend

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A domestic dispute turned deadly last night Duplin County. 45-year-old Beverly Knowles is dead after police say her boyfriend shot and killed her around 9 p.m. Full story...
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Sheriff doesn't know where rescued dogs are

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Wallace said he had never investigated something of this magnitude, so he called the Wilson County Sheriff's Department for advice, and they led him to the Atlanta Humane Society and Norred & Associates, a private investigating firm in Atlanta. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Duplin County dog-fighting bust update

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video We were able to talk with Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace this morning and he gave us an update on this story. Full story...
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Lingering snow delays Duplin schools Thursday

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videoStudents and staff in Duplin County are on a two-hour delay Thursday as what's left of Tuesday night's four inches of snow in the northern part of the county lingers. Today, it was a full day off. Full story...
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Nelson cancels concert; band members face drug, alcohol charges

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Last night's Willie Nelson concert in Duplin County was cancelled at the last minute. Word was that Willie wasn't feeling up to it. Full story...
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UNCW men's soccer team to face 49ers of Charlotte

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The UNC-Wilmington men's soccer team earned the CAA's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday with a 1-0 win over Northeastern University. Monday night, the team gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the tournament selection show. Full story...
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More information in Magnolia plane crash

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The pilot killed when his experimental plane went down in Duplin County Monday took off from Wilmington. Full story...
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Riverfest everything everyone could have hoped for

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videoDowntown Wilmington's riverfront was rocking this weekend as thousands of people packed Water Street for the annual Riverfest. What started years ago as a small event has blossomed into one of the city's biggest events. Full story...
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Muscadines produce a fine wine

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videoSeptember is prime time for harvesting muscadine grapes, which are native to North Carolina. The grapes are known for making some sweet and popular wine enjoyed all over the country. Full story...
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