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Brunswick County News

The Cape Fear excited about premier of 'Hunger Games'

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Amazon.com revealed earlier this week cities topping the list in the United States for reading The Hunger Games trilogy. The list was generated after compiling sales data of all versions of The Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents. Wilmington, North Carolina holds the 14th spot! Full story...
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Battle between Belville mayor, commissioner leads to criminal charges

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video Belville Mayor Jack Batson has filed charges against one of the town's commissioners for communicating threats and cyberstalking. Batson told WWAY Commissioner Joe Breault has been threatening him for months. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman collects $91,855 Cash 5 jackpot

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Brenda Fullwood, a retiree from Bolivia in Brunswick County, got a lot more than she bargained for at a pawn shop in Shallotte. The Carolina Cash 5 ticket she bought at Jenny's Pawn Shop on Holden Beach Road matched all five numbers in Monday's drawing to win the $91,855 jackpot. Full story...
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Forum focuses on saving homeowners from foreclosure

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre says fighting foreclosure is one of the most pressing issues before us as a nation. Experts say cases are all to common in the Cape Fear as well. Today McIntyre hosted a Foreclosure Prevention Forum in Brunswick County to try and tackle the problem head on. Full story...
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Leland Police correct training issues

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The Leland Police Department has fixed problems regulators found with its training and records. The police department released a letter today sent by North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division. The letter dated February 20 thanks the Leland Police Department for "correcting the deficiencies identified in the Field Audit Results report dated November 01, 2011." Full story...
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Hogg named interim boss in Oak Island

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The Town of Oak Island has temporarily filled its open town manager position. The town says it hired Tom Hogg of Garner yesterday to serve as interim town manager while the Town Council looks for a permanent replacement. Full story...
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Leland Middle School students get first-hand lesson in government

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Leland Middle says it is the only school in the state that holds a mock Congressional hearing. The students showed off their knowledge and understanding of historical, political and constitutional issues in the form of testimony today. Full story...
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Brunswick CC pitcher guns for third straight no-hitter

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video A college baseball pitcher in Brunswick County has etched his name in the record book after two fantastic performances on the mound. Michael Green is the ace of the Brunswick Community College pitching rotation. So far this month, he's been close to perfect and totally un-hittable. Full story...
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Man wanted in Brunswick Co. arrested in SC

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A man wanted in Brunswick County has been arrested in South Carolina. Shallotte Police say Johnny Ray Longworth is a breaking and entering suspect. Full story...
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Fletcher reinstated as West Brunswick football coach

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After finishing the football season with a 4-7 record last season, West Brunswick High School Athletic Director John Floyd decided to go a different direction with a head coach. Floyd dismissed Jimmy Fletcher as head football coach three months ago, but that decision has been reversed. Full story...
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