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Brunswick County News

One killed, one hurt in Brunswick crash

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One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a head-on collision in Brunswick County. It happened around 11 a.m. on Old Georgetown Road between Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Terminal groin decision today

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video The Coastal Resources Commission held the final public hearing on the issue last night in Sunset Beach. Today the group plans to make its final recommendations and present them to the legislature April 1. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Man sues travel insurance company over amputated toe

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video Ed Wilkie called our newsroom recently after he had to cancel a flight to San Francisco. Shortly before he was supposed to depart, he contracted a severe infection, and doctors had to hospitalize him and amputate his toe. Full story...
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TV pilot shoots in Winnabow

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Shooting for a new medical drama pilot for CBS is underway in our area. Extras were on set at the Winnabow Airport today. For many of them it was the second day of shooting. Full story...
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Fire in the Lakes Festival rescheduled

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An unusual coastal snowfall postponed the Fire in the Lakes Festival, which was set for February 13. Organizers are counting on a better forecast this weekend for the rescheduled event. Full story...
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Brunswick 38th fastest growing county in the country according to Census

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Among counties with 10,000 or more residents, North Carolina had six of the fastest-growing 100 counties in the country since 2000. They are: Union (14), Brunswick (38), Wake (45), Johnston (66), Hoke (95) and Currituck (98). Full story...
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Deputy cited for high-speed crash

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Shallotte Police cited Samantha Lewis with careless and reckless driving. Full story...
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Town of Leland provides encrypted wireless connectivity

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Leland has partnered with Opterex to provide a Gateway to Technology for residents and the local business community as well as for mission critical town infrastructure and public safety needs through the official launch of the LelandCONNECT Encrypted Wireless dome. Full story...
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Local doctor inducted into the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Eric Lescault, D.O., was recently one of only 667 physicians worldwide inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Full story...
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First Tee in Shallotte vandalized

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a subject(s) that has caused property damage to the First Tee of Brunswick County of 349 Tarkin Court in Shallotte between the dates of 3/20/2010 and 3/21/2010. Full story...
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Ladies Auxiliary VFW in Holden Beach donate 100+ teddy bears to Sheriff's Department

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The bears are used by Deputies throughout the county to give to children that they may come into contact with through a routine traffic stop, an investigation, a child that may be a victim to a crime or just a child who needs a hug at the moment. Full story...
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Southport sign ordinance under discussion tonight

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A group of business owners and city leaders is meeting to discuss the lengthy city ordinance that deals with signs that can and can not be used. Full story...
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Terminal Groin conversation comes to Sunset Beach

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The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will discuss its study of the feasibility and advisability of the use of a terminal groin as an erosion control device and hear public comments about the study during its meeting next week. Full story...
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Businesses against Southport sign ordinance

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video Call it a sign of frustration. A lengthy city ordinance tells Southport businesses which signs they can or can not use. Business owners say without the signs they have no business. Full story...
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Leland man sentenced for molesting child

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In Brunswick County Superior Court on Thursday, March 11, 2010, David Alexander Sylvia pled guilty to one count of 1st Degree Sexual Offense With a Child and one count of Indecent Liberties with a Minor and received an active prison sentence of 144 – 182 months, which amounts to 12 – 15 years in jail. Full story...
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