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Brunswick County News

2007 letter from Holden to Easley carried instructions to shred

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The letter is on City of Southport letterhead, and has a memo attached advising the governor to shred it after reading. Full story...
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Budget battle continues in Oak Island

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video Dozens of Oak Island residents showed up to a special budget workshop today. Many of them hoped to get their frustrations out on how the town has been spending their money. Full story...
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Judge orders Sun Spa, Playmates closed

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Deputies raided the businesses earlier this year, arresting several people on drug and prostitution charges. The Sheriff's Office made a similar bust on both places last summer as well. Full story...
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Brunswick County native murdered in Asheboro

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video Police in Asheboro are investigating the murder of a Brunswick County native. Police say a neighbor out for a walk found 22-year-old Shaunna Walley's body in some woods Tuesday morning. Walley grew up in Shallotte, but she moved to Asheboro about a year ago. Full story...

Tar balls on Oak island likely not from Gulf spill

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Coast Guard Commander John Nadeau says it's not unusual to find tar balls that wash up on beaches. He says oil in the water from any source turns into a putty-like substance after the oil collects particles. Full story...
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Oak Island mayor thinks tax hike plan out of line

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videoOak Island, just like many towns and cities, is trying to balance its budget. One idea proposed by town council is a 2.5-cent property tax increase, but this proposal doesn't fly with the mayor. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES UPDATE: Man wanted for gun theft surrenders

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Jonathan Blake Kohler is charged with stealing two shotguns and a rifle from 4468 Pigott Road in Shallotte some time in April. Full story...
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Easley probe includes former Southport Mayor

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A federal subpoena shows investigators want information about a contract Norman Holden had with the Department of Transportation. Full story...
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One arrested, one wanted for Leland-area break-in

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In this week's Fugitive Files, Brunswick County deputies say they've solved a breaking and entering in the Leland area from last week, but need your help finding one of the suspects. Full story...
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Tow truck owner rips off car dealer says investigators

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for a former contract employee of John’s Auto Sales in Shallotte. Trent Delacruz Mufuro, owner of A&J Transport, Towing and Recovery obtained $62,350 worth of property belonging to the owner of John’s Auto Sales over a year’s time period while contracting work according to investigators. Full story...
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Oak Island workers may get bonus

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Town Manager Jerry Walters says the one-time payment would replace the annual cost-of-living raise that is customary and would save the town money. Full story...
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Prankster blocks highway; NCHP looking for suspect

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for someone who took a construction sign on Old Highway 17 Business and blocked the road. It's an area under construction just south of Bolivia. Full story...
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Swimming advisories issued at Oak Island

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Swimming advisories and alerts are recommendations that people have no full body contact with the water in a specific area for public health reasons. Full story...
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South Brunswick High School and Progress Energy to unveil unique solar panels

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The 2-kilowatt solar PV system is connected to an aerator at the school’s Moses Lewis Aquaculture Facility and to Internet-based monitoring equipment, so students can study the panels’ real-time electricity production. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Investigators consider murder charge in Friday night crash

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video UPDATE: Brennick is in fair condition today at NHRMC. -- A man accused of driving drunk and killing a 38-year-old mother Friday night, could face second degree murder charges. Highway patrol says 22-year-old Daniel Brennick was drunk and speeding when he crossed the center line and hit Satu Harris's car head-on. Full story...
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