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Jacksonville man sentenced to 15 years in interstate prostitution case

May 30th, 2017

A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for luring five women into an interstate prostitution business. In addition to his prison sentence, Eric J. Thompson, 29, of Jacksonville, NC, must pay $19,200 in restitution after pleading guilty on Nov. 9, 2016, to one count of interstate transportation for prostitution and one count of using an interstate facility to promote a prostitution business enterprise.

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Signal out at Oleander, South College

May 30th, 2017

A traffic light is out at Oleander and South College in Wilmington following a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday. 

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Lawsuit, search for funding mean long road ahead for Oak Island Pier

May 30th, 2017

The Oak Island Pier shut down in March and officials predict it won’t reopen until spring 2018 at the earliest. Mayor Cin Brochure said the search for ways to pay for the estimated $2.5 million in damages caused by Hurricane Matthew has been a challenge.

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Recipe: Gluten-free apple pie

May 30th, 2017

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Today, Linda Zahora-Cathcart from The Summery Umbrella shared this recipe for a delicious gluten-free pie on WECT News First at Four.

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After 600+ days behind bars, former Caswell Beach mayor could soon be released from jail

May 30th, 2017

More than one year and eight months after being arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $673,000 from a beach town group he led, the former mayor of a Brunswick County beach town remains in jail while his case continues to move through the court system.

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