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Morning fire kills gospel radio host

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video An early-morning fire in Columbus County claimed the life of a local radio broadcaster. Colleagues at WTAB-AM in Tabor City say gospel show host Bobby Pait Sr. died in the fire. Full story...
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Lightning strike starts fire at home in northern New Hanover

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video A house fire that started after a lightning strike early this morning caused “very extensive” damage to a home in northern New Hanover County, according to fire officials. Full story...
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NC police investigating fire where 3 found dead

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North Carolina officials say a 25-year-old woman and her two children were found dead in a house fire in Fayetteville. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: A house fire that led to historic preservation

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On December 12, 1989, the ca. 1751 Palmer-Marsh house at Historic Bath caught fire, but what could have been a tragedy was turned out to be a win for preservationists. Full story...
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House fire kills family's dog

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video A fire in Wilmington last night killed a family pet and caused significant damage to the home. The Wilmington Fire Department says crews responded to the home at 725 Ivey Circle around 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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Fire marshal investigates vehicle fire

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New Hanover County firefighters are investigating a vehicle fire that started in the woods near Laney High School early Monday morning. Full story...
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Pilot Mountain fire contained; 800 acres burned

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Officials say a fire that has burned more than 800 acres on Pilot Mountain has been contained. Surry County EMS director John Shelton says a fire line was completed around the blaze Monday morning. Full story...
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Rocky Point man taken to hospital after house catches fire

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It was a scary morning for a Rocky Point man, when he found his house on fire. The fire broke out at 120 Lightwood Knot Lane off NC 117. The call came in to 911 around 11 a.m. A neighbor said when he ran to help, the owner of the house was so black with soot, he did not even recognize him. Full story...
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1 dead, 3 injured in North Carolina hospital fire

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Authorities say one patient has been killed and three employees injured in a fire at a long-term care unit at a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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Firefighters respond to house fire in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday night. The fire was off Independence Blvd near River Road and was set back about 200 yards in the woods in an abandoned house. Full story...
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Driver charged with DWI after car hits house, sparks fire

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videoCrews are on the scene of a house fire in Wilmington that was apparently sparked when a car hit the home. New Hanover County Dispatch says it happened in the 200 block of Kenwood Avenue. Full story...
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Calabash restaurant vows to rebuild after fire

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video An icon of Calabash seafood is no more. A fire destroyed Beck's restaurant last night leaving locals to wonder what's next. Calabash is known as the center of the fried seafood world, and some say Beck's is the capitol building. But that all changed last night when a fire ripped through the building last night. Full story...
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Calabash restaurant 'a total loss' after fire

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video The Calabash Fire Department was alerted around 10 p.m. Monday about a fully involved fire at Beck's restaurant in Calabash. When crews arrived, they found flames shooting out of the back side of the building. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Lightning strike believed to cause Oak Island house fire

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videoIt was a scary situation for police on Oak Island after spotting flames shooting from the roof of a house Monday night. No one was home when fire crews responded around 9:30 and quickly put out flames in the back of the home's attic. Full story...
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NC firefighter charged with setting 6 fires

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A Robeson County firefighter has been arrested and charged with setting six fires over a two-year period. Full story...
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