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Brunswick County News

Use of gas chamber stalled for Brunswick County Animal Shelter

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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards. Full story...
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Brunswick County detectives looking for teen wanted for statutory rape

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding a wanted man. Seventeen-year-old Noel Velasquez is wanted for statutory rape. Full story...
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Leland Police defeats Leland Fire, everyone wins in Operation Santa Cop

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The Leland Police Department battled the Leland Fire Department for charity Saturday. The friendly match-up between forces helped collect toys for Operation Santa Cop. Full story...
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Road block for Skyway Bridge

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The proposed Skyway Bridge to connect southern Brunswick and New Hanover County has met a potential road block. Full story...
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Leland Park and Rec brings together community, wins award

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Leland Parks and Recreation has been recognized by the state for innovative programming. The award is given out each year to the parks and recreation department which provides a program that brings together the community. Full story...
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A night to remember victims of crime

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Friday is a night to remember victims of crime. Volunteers from the group Justice for Citizens were set up the First Baptist Church in Leland for a candlelight service. Full story...
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Seafood sellers running out of shellfish

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Thursday marked day number eight of the temporary ban on shellfishing in our area. Full story...
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Prisoner accidentally released from Brunswick County Jail arrested

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A man who escaped from the Brunswick County Jail is on his way back to North Carolina, after being arrested in Baltimore. Full story...
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Leland Police and Fire play ball to collect toys

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The Leland Police Department is challenging the Leland Fire Department to friendly game of softball. The two teams will face off on Saturday to help collect toys for Operation Santa Cop. Full story...
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Brunswick County man accused of murder to be released from jail

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The man accused of murdering a Shallotte real estate agent last year will not be behind bars for much longer. District Attorney Rex Gore confirmed that the family of Craig Bryant... Full story...
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Two men hold up Holden Beach store

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding two robbery suspects. Around 6:30 Wednesday night, two men wearing orange ski masks walked into Smith's Grocery and Hardware in Holden Beach. Full story...
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Former Brunswick County sheriff has new job

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Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back on the job, but not as a law enforcement officer. Hewett is working part time for... Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department collects unwanted pills

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Wednesday was the day to safely dispose of your old or expired prescription medication. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department collected hundreds of unwanted pills from the public, all in an effort... Full story...
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Leland Town Council finally has new member

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Round Three, and the winner is in. Martha Currie is officially a new member of Leland Town Council. In two recounts, Currie won both times by one vote. Full story...
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Brunswick County purchases refurbished gas chamber

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video"As good as new" doesn't quite cut it for animal rights activists. There was confusion as to whether a gas chamber recently purchased by the Brunswick County Animal shelter was "new." Turns out, it was refurbished. Full story...
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