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Freeze warning issued for portion of Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Temperatures are expected to dip into the lower 30s.

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Teen charged with sexual assault of boys

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington teen is behind bars after he was arrested Monday night in connection with the sexual assault of two boys over the weekend.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the crimes, involving two 12-year-old boys, happened sometime between Friday and Sunday.

Brewer says Timothy Grant Shaw II, 17, is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree sex offense of a child, disseminate obscene material and nine counts of first-degree sexual offense of a child.

The arrest came after one of the victims’ parents called law enforcement about what happened, Brewer said.

Shaw’s bail is set at $100,000.

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Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — Two candidates seeking to chase down presumed front-runner Thom Tillis in the Republican US Senate primary have become bolder in attacking him 30 days before early voting begins.

Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon and the Rev. Mark Harris of Charlotte are questioning the decisions and conservative credentials of Tillis, the current state House speaker. Brannon has accused Tillis of “record of a culture of corruption” that makes him unelectable in November.

Harris said Tuesday that Tillis’ activities while speaker is fair game, especially when Tillis says his accomplishments separate him from the rest of the field.

Tillis said in a statement he’s getting attacked because his campaign is successful.

Eight Republicans are running for the right to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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State agency reports improvements at Creekwood South housing community

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Inspection sparks conflict between housing authority board members

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Paws4people to hold annual fundraiser at UNCW

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Participants can sign up to walk or run a 5K or 10K race or a 1-mile fun walk through the campus

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