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Brunswick County News

An open letter from WWAY to Judge Ola Lewis regarding DWI dismissal

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Judge Lewis, we don't understand. After all of the wrecks attributed to DWI's these past 90 days - two of which resulted in the deaths of a mother and a daughter, how can a case like this be dismissed? Full story...
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Ex-BHI Mayor’s use of tax reports prompts SBI inquiry

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Former Bald Head Island mayor Larry Lammert is the center of an inquiry the State Bureau of Investigation has launched in connection with documents he received while challenging the local voting rights of certain property owners on the island - reports the State Port Pilot. Full story...
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UPDATE: UNCW anthropologist offers answers about Bald Head bones

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video We finally have some answers about the bones found under a golf course on Bald Head Island in February. Full story...
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Southport changes course on international port plans

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video No port in Southport. That's the stand from the Southport Board of Aldermen. It's a 180-degree turn from how the board felt about the proposed international terminal four years ago. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire chief had already been convicted of DWI charge; judge threw out appeal and conviction

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video We're digging deeper into the Oak Island Fire Chief John House's DWI charge. So far we've learned from a Brunswick County Court Clerk that House had already been found guilty of his December 2008 DWI charge. The case before Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis was an appeal. Full story...
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The Rant: Folks are fired up about fire chief getting off DWI hook

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video Investigators say Oak Island fire chief John House blew a .14 when they stopped him at a checkpoint in December 2008. Judge Ola Lewis said case dismissed Tuesday when a prosecutor wanted a few more hours to get a trooper to court to testify. Now many of you are saying, "WHAT?!?" Full story...

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Rotten lumber caused deck to collapse

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Resulting failure were due to the detrimental corrosive environment that exist in coastal areas. That constant weathering of the structure in the harsh environment decreased the decks ability to sustain the design loading capabilities as built in 1979. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge dismisses Fire Chief's DWI charge, refused to wait few hours for trooper

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video BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) - A Brunswick County Fire Chief is off the hook for a DWI charge after a judge decided to dismiss his case this week on a technicality. Full story...
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"No Port Southport" celebrates Board of Aldermen vote

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The grassroots organization No Port Southport, NC, Inc., welcomes the news of Southport, NC Aldermen voting 4-1 on a resolution opposing the “construction and operation of the N.C. International Terminal in Southport.” Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Several people hurt after Holden Beach deck collapse

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video Brunswick County dispatch says crews are responding to a deck collapse in Holden Beach. Town Manager David Hewett says there is no official count yet, but it looks like about seven people are hurt. Full story...
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Feds coming to inspect Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched a Special Inspection Team to the Brunswick nuclear power plant. It will review the circumstances associated with an event classified as an Alert at the plant on June 6. Full story...
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Extended fishing ban could increase competition off our coast

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video Local fishermen are concerned about yet another fishing ban putting pressure on an already stressed industry. The ban on red snapper has businesses wondering if they'll be able to stay afloat. Full story...
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Embezzelment investigated at St. James

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A police report says someone took money from the St. James Property Owners Association. The incident report lists five stolen checks with a total value of more than $12,000. Full story...
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Man wanted in Brunswick Co. tracked down in Texas

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line received an anonymous tip on May 19th on Wanted subject, John Carl Wilson. The tip advised that Wilson was residing at an address in Arlington, Texas. Full story...
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WBHS pitcher must choose between college or pro ball

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videoA high school baseball player in Brunswick County has a tough decision to make: accept a scholarship to play college ball or head to the minor leagues. It's nearly every little boy's dream to play ball in the big leagues. For West Brunswick High pitcher Jay Gause, that dream could soon be a reality. Full story...
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