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Brunswick County News

Bishop says priest's charges should not taint whole church

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Bishop Michael Burbidge asked people not to jump to conclusions while Fr. Edgar Sepulveda faces charges of sexual misconduct. Full story...
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Southport drops support for international port

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An international port in Southport is looking less like a reality. Full story...
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Leland neighborhood tries to stop break-ins, thefts

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The Leland Police Department says three vehicles were broken into and another three were stolen in the Lanvale Trace community. Full story...
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One teen killed, second injured in crash

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videoInvestigators say a 16-year-old girl is improving after a car crash in Brunswick County Tuesday afternoon that killed another driver. Full story...
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Former sheriff a free man again

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videoRon Hewett served the final day of his sentence after pleading guilty to a federal charge of obstruction of justice in 2008. Full story...
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Priest charged with sex crime against boy

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A Catholic priest from Duplin County arrested for crimes involving a boy is out of the Brunswick County Jail. Full story...
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Hewett set for release

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Ron Hewett was the sheriff of Brunswick County for 14 years. Full story...
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Brunswick Commissioners hedging on mental health center

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Several years ago, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties agreed on building an expanded Mental Health Crisis Center in Wilmington. But the state has changed the plans. Full story...
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Old criminal record haunts job seeker

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video It was a mistake he made when he was 18, hanging with the wrong crowd, and it's haunted him ever since. Full story...
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Brunswick Disaster Recovery Plan

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video This six-hundred-page book holds details to a disaster recovery plan 45 meetings and was six months in the making. It can take ten years to recover from a natural or man-made disaster.

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Brunswick Co. teacher charged with sex with student

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested a teacher at Brunswick County Academy for sex crimes against a student. Leah Gayle Shipman, 39, of Leland is charged with sexual offense with a student, statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a student.

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Survey gives school board feedback in superintendent search

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video More than 600 people filled out an online survey to give feedback as the board searches for a new leader for the district. Full story...
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SUV careens into the Little Shallotte River

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video It was a scary night for two Brunswick County residents when their SUV careened into the Little Shallotte River. Luckily both passengers got out okay, but not before a chilly swim to shore. Full story...
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Local community helps family rebuid after fire destroys their home

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A Brunswick County couple is counting their blessings. A holiday weekend fire destroyed their house, but because of the community, the Holmes family is starting to rebuild. Full story...
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Officials seeking help in case of missing teen

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing teen. Tiffany Skyler Jackson is a 16-year-old white female. She is five-foot-eight, 125 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

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