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Brunswick County News

UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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Fire destroys firefighter's home

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videoA Brunswick County firefighter lost his home to a fire overnight. Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire as well. Full story...
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Silver Alert canceled for Southport woman

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The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Southport woman. Kimberly Ann Daly, 40, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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Burr introduces bill to put Brunswick County back into Wilmington MSA

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videoThe fight over the federal government lumping Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area is apparently not over. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office warns female real estate agents about suspicious man

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public, particularly women who are in real estate, to be cautious of a man claiming to be a high ranking VP with the Hanes Corporation and wanting to relocate to our area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. school board member Catherine Cooke defends traditional schedules during rant

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videoThere's still debate over Brunswick County Schools deciding to change school start times once again. One school board member got a little heated about the decision to switch back to a traditional schedule at a recent meeting. Full story...
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Attorney: Wife of officer charged with killing teen threatened by victim's mom

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The attorney for a Southport police officer accused of shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen earlier this year says the victim's mother threatened the officer's wife at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Full story...
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UPDATE: 10 taken to hospital after school bus crash in Brunswick County

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videoA traffic accident involving a Brunswick County school bus has sent 10 people to the hospital. Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki says the bus from South Brunswick High School and South Brunswick Middle School was involved in the accident this afternoon at NC 211 and Midway Road. Full story...
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Leland home destroyed in fire

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A family is homeless after a fire demolished their house in Magnolia Greens. Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said "It's destroyed. Everything." Full story...
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The WWAY Surprise Squad fuels up their Friday!

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video Round 5 of the WWAY Surprise Squad, sponsored by Perry's Emporium, made sure folks in Brunswick County had a lil' extra fuel on their Friday. Full story...
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ECU to build dental clinic in Brunswick County

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videoDental care for those who need it most is on its way to Brunswick County. Today the ECU School of Dental Medicine announced the eighth of its Community Service Learning Centers is coming to the county. Full story...
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Happening tomorrow: Pink Ribbon Day in Leland

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videoPink Ribbon Day kicks off tomorrow in Leland with a day full of events aimed at raising funds for the American Cancer Society. You can enjoy food, dance performances, arts and crafts shopping and fun for the kids all while helping raise money for breast cancer care and research. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 in the afternoon at 117 Village Road behind the CVS. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board changes bell schedule again

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videoSchool start times are changing once again in Brunswick County. Last year, the school board voted on a staggered start time. But now they've eliminated that for something a little more traditional. The decision comes with a hefty cost. Full story...
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Oak Island town council makes decision on 'mega' homes

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videoOak Island town council members made a decision on how big, and how many bedrooms "mega” homes can have. Town council members decided to cap single-family homes at 5,000 square feet and seven bedrooms with one parking space required per bedroom. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Robin McEnaney

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videoFor more than two decades, Robin McEnaney has been making math fun for kids and that makes her our Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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