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6 hrs ago | WBTV

News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

Authorities told local media outlets that a neighbor reported the fire near a cleared out section of land in Franklinville by power lines after noon yesterday.

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Related Topix: Franklinville, NC, Cerro Gordo, NC, Raleigh, NC, Dallas, NC

10 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Rider identified in fatal motorcycle accident in Columbus County

NC Highway Patrol officials have identified the victim in a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Labor Day in Columbus County.

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Related Topix: Delco, NC

17 hrs ago | WBTV

17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool

Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County.

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Related Topix: Cerro Gordo, NC

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox resigns

The Town Manager of Chadbourn has announced he will resign to take a job in a Washington, D.C. suburb.

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Related Topix: Chadbourn, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Robesonian

Buie hearing set for Tuesday

District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have been in prison for 30 years in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year old, saying new DNA evidence is favorable to their case.

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Related Topix: Red Springs, NC, Robeson County, NC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bladen Journal

Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July

The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent.

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Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Robeson County, NC, Scotland County, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Car crashes into warehouse on Wooster St.

Share your kids' first day of school pictures with us using #WECTBack2School on social media.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Extraordinary People: Dancing with a Star

You're about to meet a woman who moved away as a young girl to attend a school of dance.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Arts, Ballet, Wilmington, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Man shot in buttocks during drive-by shooting

Investigators in Columbus County are still looking for the person responsible for a drive-by shooting near Cerro Gordo earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Cerro Gordo, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: #WECTBack2School

Share your kids' first day of school pictures with us using #WECTBack2School on social media.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman dies in house fire

The Columbus County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a Sunday night house fire that left an elderly woman dead.

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Related Topix: Fair Bluff, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: School activity bus catches fire

"Sleepy Hollow" filming on the River Walk in downtown Wilmington. Stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are seen at an outdoor restaurant.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County man fatally stabbed during home break-in

According to officials, deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office responded to 483 Todd Town Road in the Mollie community around 2:30 a.m. in reference to a burglary with a stabbing victim.

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Related Topix: Tabor City, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman arrested on multiple drug charges

Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Vice/Narcotics Unit began an investigation into Lisa Poole Bennett, 50, after receiving a citizen complaint.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

A project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC, Brunswick County, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Sleepy Hollow films on River Walk

"Sleepy Hollow" filming on the River Walk in downtown Wilmington. Stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are seen at an outdoor restaurant.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

The NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC, Brunswick County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Silent education protest with a loud message

Back-to-school shopping just isn't that simple anymore, not that it was ever hassle-free in the first place.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Men arrested for Columbus County burglary, shooting

Two men were arrested late Tuesday in connection with a burglary that ended with an elderly woman shot, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman shot during home invasion

An elderly Columbus County woman was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning during a home invasion, according to the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC

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