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‘They kept shooting’: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shootout involving police at Epicentre

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after chaos unfolded early Friday in uptown Charlotte when shots rang out at the Epicentre.

Suspect arrested in connection to Calabash fire

An arrest has been made after a Calabash home went up in flames earlier this month. Kody Devin Medford, 26, from Supply was arrested in Culpepper, Virginia and is facing multiple charges including first and second degree arson.

Multiple agencies looking into cause of Calabash house fire

Multiple agencies have been called to assist with an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a Brunswick County home early Sunday morning.

82 men, 5 from NC, arrested in multi-state child exploitation ring

A total of 82 people were arrested and 17 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight southeastern states, according to a news release from the North Carolina SBI.

Owner keeps motel running after losing main building to massive fire

One business owner is trying to stay afloat after a massive fire burned part of his motel to the ground. Walter Lorgan lost his main building at the Ocean Crest Motel two weeks ago.

SBI: Record 13 tons of prescription pills collected

A record 13 tons of prescription pills off the streets and burned in the latest statewide Operation Medicine Drop campaign, the SBI announced. 

Medical Examiner: Murdered mother, daughter dismembered

The mother and daughter whose bodies were found in a shed in Columbus County had been stabbed multiple times and their remains dismembered before they were set on fire, according to the Medical Examiner's report.

Meth lab found in camper in Columbus County

Two people face charges, after an investigation led to a math lab on Swamp Fox Highway East in Tabor City.

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Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Federal prosecutors won’t charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

New plant-based COVID vaccine being tested in Wilmington

A local health practice is conducting a trial for a new type of COVID-19 vaccine.

Accident backs up traffic on US 74/76 near Leland

An accident caused delays on US 74/76 near Leland Wednesday afternoon.

Public hearing scheduled for Brunswick County shellfish lease proposals

The NC Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing next month on proposed shellfish leases in Brunswick County.