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Brunswick County News

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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Leland gets grant for new park

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The town received $500,000 to develop a nature park off Highway 17 behind the Westgate Development, which includes Walmart. Full story...
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Man accused in fatal crash upgraded

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Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Brennick is now in fair condition, up from serious condition yesterday. Full story...
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No Port Southport receives grant

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A local non-profit was awarded a grant to study environmental affects of a proposed international port in Brunswick county. Full story...
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Ante up to support Italian Festival, BCC scholarships

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You can help raise money for the festival and scholarship for Brunswick Community College this weekend by participating in a Texas Hold 'em Poker tournament at Antonio's Pizza in Leland. Last year's festival raised $3,000 for student scholarships at BCC. Full story...
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Suspected golf cart thieves busted in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have recovered stolen property from incidents that occurred last week in the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas. Full story...
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Residents near Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant can get potassium iodide tablets

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The Brunswick County Health Department will begin distribution of potassium iodide tablets to Brunswick County residents located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant starting May 17. Full story...
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Leland won't fine flag flyer for now

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The town will address the flag issue at a planning meeting in June and council meeting in July. Full story...
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What's Happening April 30 - May 2

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video This weekend you can run and walk for a cause, learn a little more about our 16th president or taste the fruits of a Columbus County festival. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother claims driver harassing daughter over books on bus

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videoTiffany Bradley says a driver for Supply Elementary is harassing her 11-year old. The problem her daughter is carrying books and reading them on the bus. Full story...
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Leland Town Council: Your flag is too big, take it down

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video To many the American flag is a symbol of freedom, but in Leland, that does not apply to having a huge American flag. A gas station is flying the stars and stripes not in compliance to town codes. Full story...
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Mosquito season off to early start

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video Here's something to scratch about. Mosquito season started two weeks early this year. Brunswick County mosquito biologists say that's because we had an especially wet winter this year. Full story...
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