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Brunswick County News

Leland settles claim from another police officer

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video The Town of Leland settled yet another claim against the town from a Leland Police officer at Thursday night's special council meeting. The settlement says officer Kevin Foss will resign as an employee, the claim he filed will be dismissed and the records concerning the situation will be sealed. Full story...
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NC State Bar issues complaint against Easley

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The North Carolina State Bar has filed a formal disciplinary complaint against former Gov. Mike Easley after he was convicted last year on a campaign finance-related felony. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Deputies bust two senior citizens in Leland on drug charges

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Joe Clyde Robinson, who's 75-years-old, and Dorothy May Bennerman, who's 57-years-old, are facing multiple drug charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland council calls special meeting tonight to talk police and Chief Jayne

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Leland Mayor Walter Futch has called a special closed session meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. While Mayor Elect Brenda Bozeman either brushes us off or runs from our cameras when we request an interview, she tells the StarNews that the meeting will deal with personnel issues within the police department. Full story...
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Brunswick County school employees to receive bonus

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The Brunswick County Board of Education has voted to give a one-time bonus for all eligible employees. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland Police Chief Jayne calls media coverage "witch hunt"

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Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne did his first interview this week with the 'Local News Review' since allegations surfaced of misconduct within his department and says the stories reported here and in the Wilmington 'StarNews' are a "witch hunt." Full story...
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Oak Island man dials up own arrest

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video We all dial the wrong number from time to time, but when 62-year-old Marlin Snead did it, it landed the Oak Island man in some pretty hot water with the police.. Full story...
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Brunswick County man warns others of a scam

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video These days, most people know to be careful when selling something on craigslist. But now there's a scam going around that just may tug on your heartstrings enough to make you fall for it. That's why one Brunswick County man is warning others of a new scam. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Riel back in court, trial date set

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For the second time this week the former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sexting a student was in court. Mark Riel is charged with indecent liberties with a minor after allegedly sending an inappropriate text to a student in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies get warrant for bank robbery suspect

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for a man they say robbed a Calabash bank this afternoon. Investigators say Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, of Little River, SC, robbed the Security Savings Bank at 10231 Beach Drive SW around 12:25 p.m. Full story...
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