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Brunswick County Commissioner escorted from meeting

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videoThings got heated at Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting over how Commissioner Charles Warren handled last week's DSS board meeting. The commissioners voted to have a hearing next month because of the fact that Warren ejected a board member and a reporter. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. Social Services Board cancels next two meetings

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The Brunswick County Social Services Board has scheduled two meetings scheduled before the end of the year, according to an e-mail from director Patricia Connelly. The move comes just days after a board meeting erupted in controversy when Chairman Charles Warren kicked board member Pat Sykes and a Brunswick Beacon reporter out of the meeting. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach

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video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing. Full story...
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Navassa Mayor calls newspaper article "a lie"

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The city of Navassa has faced criticism in recent months for its handling of the city's finances, but now a new issue has come to light. Our partners at the Local News Review published an article Thursday saying Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis signed a contract with Shalimar Construction, in which the city would pay for 14 private sewer taps on private property. Full story...
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Leland swears in new Town Council

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It was a changing of the guard in Leland tonight, following November elections some new faces joined the town council. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners looking at options after DSS blow-up

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video A day after a board member and reporter were kicked out of a Brunswick County Social Services Board Meeting, county leaders are looking into what happened. One county commissioner went as far as to call it an embarrassment. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former band teacher pleads guilty, relationship with student detailed

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video It's been nearly a year since a former North Brunswick High School band director was accused of sexting a student. Today Mark Riel pleaded guilty. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom as Riel entered his plea. Full story...
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Warren kicks Social Services Board member out of meeting twice

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video The Brunswick County Social Services Board meeting today got out of hand with two people getting kicked out and even threatened to be arrested. Board member Pat Sykes says she was just speaking up for what she believes was right when she was told to leave. Full story...
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Reward offered in search for Southport bank robber

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Police in Southport are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says it happened about 1:55 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank at Howe and W. West Streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family hopes fire that damaged home can be a lesson to others

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video A Brunswick County family is still picking up the pieces and cleaning up from a weekend house fire that damaged their home. Now they want to tell their story in hopes of possibly preventing a similar incident for others. Full story...
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