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Brunswick County News

Oak Island mayor thinks tax hike plan out of line

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videoOak Island, just like many towns and cities, is trying to balance its budget. One idea proposed by town council is a 2.5-cent property tax increase, but this proposal doesn't fly with the mayor. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES UPDATE: Man wanted for gun theft surrenders

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Jonathan Blake Kohler is charged with stealing two shotguns and a rifle from 4468 Pigott Road in Shallotte some time in April. Full story...
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Easley probe includes former Southport Mayor

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A federal subpoena shows investigators want information about a contract Norman Holden had with the Department of Transportation. Full story...
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One arrested, one wanted for Leland-area break-in

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In this week's Fugitive Files, Brunswick County deputies say they've solved a breaking and entering in the Leland area from last week, but need your help finding one of the suspects. Full story...
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Tow truck owner rips off car dealer says investigators

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for a former contract employee of John’s Auto Sales in Shallotte. Trent Delacruz Mufuro, owner of A&J Transport, Towing and Recovery obtained $62,350 worth of property belonging to the owner of John’s Auto Sales over a year’s time period while contracting work according to investigators. Full story...
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Oak Island workers may get bonus

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Town Manager Jerry Walters says the one-time payment would replace the annual cost-of-living raise that is customary and would save the town money. Full story...
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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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