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Brunswick County News

BEMC offering $5,000 reward for vandalism that led to outage

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Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a break-in at the BEMC Hickman's Crossing substation in Calabash. Whoever broke in vandalized the substation, which resulted in a power outage. About 3,600 co-op members in the Calabash area were without power from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to 12:20 a.m. Wednesday as a result. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired

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video Nearly five months after WWAY first broke the story of Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis being shot in the crotch during a training exercise, the man at the top is out. Town Manager David Hollis says he fired Police Chief Tim Jayne first thing this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland residents on Jayne's termination: 'It's about time'

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video For months, WWAY has followed the allegations of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland Police Department. Today, the department's leader was fired. We spoke to a few people in Leland tonight to get their reaction to the news of chief Tim Jayne’s termination. Full story...
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Judge denies Warren's injunction

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren had his injunction denied today by Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks. The decision will allow other county commissioners to hold a hearing on whether to remove warren from the DSS Board. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boseman files for joint custody of second ex-partner's son

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For a second time, former state Sen. Julia Boseman is suing an ex-partner for joint custody of the other woman's child. Full story...
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Unemployment surges in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen

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Unemployment was up in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties during December, including four of five counties in our area, according to numbers released this morning by North Carolina Department of Commerce - Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Full story...
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DOT presents potential ferry rate increases

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Cape Fear residents had their voices heard Tuesday night on proposed rate hikes on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. Full story...
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Warren, Sykes square off again at first DSS Board meeting since ejections

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video The last time there was a DSS Board meeting in Brunswick County, Chairman Charles Warren tried to have fellow board member Pat Sykes arrested. The fallout from that December meeting has been extensive. It's led all the way to county commissioners attempting to remove Warren from that board and, in turn, Warren fighting them this week in court. Full story...
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McComas: Project Road Runner speeding along

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We're starting to get more details about a plan to bring a new industry to southeastern North Carolina. State Rep. Danny McComas (R-19th District) says the so-called Project Road Runner is good for the community, the region and the state. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boiling Spring Lakes subject of workplace violence complaint

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Boiling Spring Lakes is under the microscope after receiving a workplace violence complaint from the NC Department of Labor. Full story...
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