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Brunswick County News

JUST ADD HOPE: Educators spread love of literacy

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video The ability to read is a ticket to success. That’s why two Brunswick County educators are forming the Juna Foundation. It’s a project all about getting books in the hands of kids in honor of two women who battled cancer and both had a love for literature. Full story...
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No fireworks at Belville Commission meeting, just cake

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The Belville Board of Commissioners met Monday night, and things went smoothly. It was the first meeting since Belville Mayor Jack Batson filed charges against Commissioner Joe Breault. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prank call costs Leland hotel thousands of dollars in damage, lost business

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video It's not your everyday prank. A string of phone calls across the nation where pranksters pretend to be working the front desk of a hotel and talk a guest into doing something drastic. It happened this weekend at a hotel in Leland. A guest set off the sprinkler system, triggering two hours of flooding. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. gets waiver for 180-day school year

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For the second year in a row, Brunswick County Schools has received a waiver to give it flexibility in its school calendar. The waiver from the state Board of Education lets the district keep its calendar at 180 instructional days instead of 185 for the 2012-2013 school year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Navassa Council tries to unite, solve town problems

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videoLeaders of Navassa realize they need to regroup and reunite to better serve their citizens. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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Warren won't talk about EEOC claim; discrimination law excludes elected officials

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No comment today from Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren after he filed a discrimination claim against the county for "race" and "retaliation." Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Commissioner Warren files EEOC complaint

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Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a charge of racial discrimination with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Full story...
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The Cape Fear excited about premier of 'Hunger Games'

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Amazon.com revealed earlier this week cities topping the list in the United States for reading The Hunger Games trilogy. The list was generated after compiling sales data of all versions of The Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents. Wilmington, North Carolina holds the 14th spot! Full story...
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Battle between Belville mayor, commissioner leads to criminal charges

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video Belville Mayor Jack Batson has filed charges against one of the town's commissioners for communicating threats and cyberstalking. Batson told WWAY Commissioner Joe Breault has been threatening him for months. Full story...
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