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Brunswick County News

Five Leland police officers suspended, former interim chief included

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video The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations. Full story...
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Leland man arrested for allegedly raping woman at assisted living facility

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A 68-year-old Leland man has been arrested for raping a woman at an assisted living facility. Full story...
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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday

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video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Brunswick County 911 service restored

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Technicians have restored partial service to the Brunswick County Central Communications (911) Center after an equipment failure early this morning caused a temporary loss of 911 service. 911 operators were notified of the failure shortly after 3 a.m. and immediately began routing calls to the New Hanover County 911 Center, which serves as a backup for Brunswick County. Full story...
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Barrier Island Study Center opens on Bald Head Island

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video A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well. The Bald Head Island Conservancy announced the grand opening for their Barrier Island Study Center today. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for bridges in Brunswick, Pender

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace seven bridges in Brunswick County and two bridges in Pender County. The $8.3 million contract went to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as April 30, with project completion due by Nov. 1, 2015. Full story...
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Motorcyclist dead after accident in Southport

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One man is dead after an accident Sunday afternoon in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Soaring gas prices cracking Easter travel plans

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video With many folks getting the day off for Good Friday, this holiday weekend is usually a big one for highway travel. But with gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, many folks have altered their travel plans. Full story...
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CENSUS: Brunswick Co. growth slowing

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Brunswick County’s growth is showing signs of slowing, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Full story...
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