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Brunswick County News

New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport

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On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commission considers hospital sale, sets date for Warren hearing

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The Brunswick County Commission held its regular meeting Monday night, one item on the agenda was the deal for the old community hospital. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's office makes record Meth bust.

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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit in cooperation with the Wilmington field office of the USDEA seized more than $400,000 in ICE Crystal Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

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video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers

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The numbers for unemployment in North Carolina for December came out earlier this week. Brunswick County had the biggest jump in our area from November, so we decided to put a face to the statistics. Full story...
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BEMC offering $5,000 reward for vandalism that led to outage

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Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a break-in at the BEMC Hickman's Crossing substation in Calabash. Whoever broke in vandalized the substation, which resulted in a power outage. About 3,600 co-op members in the Calabash area were without power from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to 12:20 a.m. Wednesday as a result. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired

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video Nearly five months after WWAY first broke the story of Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis being shot in the crotch during a training exercise, the man at the top is out. Town Manager David Hollis says he fired Police Chief Tim Jayne first thing this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland residents on Jayne's termination: 'It's about time'

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video For months, WWAY has followed the allegations of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland Police Department. Today, the department's leader was fired. We spoke to a few people in Leland tonight to get their reaction to the news of chief Tim Jayne’s termination. Full story...
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Judge denies Warren's injunction

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren had his injunction denied today by Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks. The decision will allow other county commissioners to hold a hearing on whether to remove warren from the DSS Board. Full story...
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