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Archive - Jun 4, 2012

County partner agencies, supporters only ones to speak at budget hearing

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The budget is typically a contentious topic among folks in the county, but no one outside of an organization spoke out to county commissioners about the recommended funding. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brunswick commissioners approve new deal for old hospital

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Commissioners have approved a lease-purchase agreement for the old Brunswick Community Hospital. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate renovation of trash incinerator

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After a work session and public hearing, the board unanimously voted to negotiate the terms with Covanta Energy, a company that was selected by New Hanover County to potentially operate the Sustainable Energy Facilty, what used to be known as WASTEC. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to OK Perdue move on jobless benefits

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North Carolina lawmakers are weighing whether to scold Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue while also accepting her action allowing more than 47,000 people out of work for months to resume unemployment benefits. Full story...
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NC dad jumps into son's stolen truck, flags deputy

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Authorities in Henderson County say a man jumped into the bed of his son's pickup truck as it was being stolen and flagged down a deputy, who arrested the two men in the cab. Full story...
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NC residents warned of shellfish from South Korea

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North Carolina's health director has expanded a warning to residents to avoid eating any fresh or frozen shellfish imported from South Korea. Full story...
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Vice President to talk job creation in N.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to return to central North Carolina to talk about efforts by the Obama administration tp create jobs. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Services will join Sheriff's Office

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The Brunswick County Commissioners voted Monday night to move county animal services under the supervision of the Sheriff's office. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Still no timeline on appeal for fired Leland cops

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The fate of three fired Leland Police officers still hangs in the balance. The officers appealed their dismissal in May, but there's still no final decision. Full story...
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Sea turtle nesting season showing mixed results

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videoAs the summer months approach, sea turtle nests are starting to pop up along area beaches. Some beaches are seeing a boom of turtle eggs, while others are off to a late start to the nesting season. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Services could join Sheriff's Office

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videoBrunswick County Commissioners will vote tonight on whether to move Animal Services under the Sheriff's Office. Both agencies say they are excited about the potential change. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leland council approve new town hall financing

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Leland Town Council approved drafts for financing a new Town Hall complex Monday. Full story...
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Bladen County woman charged with shooting boyfriend

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A Bladen County woman is in jail charged with shooting her boyfriend with a shotgun. Full story...
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White Lake drowning victim identified

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Investigators have identified the victim of Friday's drowning in White Lake. Police say the victim was Randy Locklear, 20, from Lumberton. Full story...
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CFPUA: River Road should reopen Friday

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says it expects the portion that has been closed since May 17 will reopen Friday. Full story...
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