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Brunswick County News

Exit ramp in Leland sees reduction for safety reasons

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If you are driving to Leland, you may notice a slight change in your route. The Department of Transportation recently reduced the exit ramp to 17 South from Highway 421 near the battleship to one lane. Full story...
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Officers now set to patrol Holden Beach

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There are a new set of wheels on Holden Beach. There will now be police officers patrolling the beach strand. They said they will be acting as a resource for the community helping with safety and enforcement. Full story...
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Sheriff's looking for missing Brunswick County teenager

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Law enforcement officers in Brunswick County are looking for a missing teenager. Denise Cook is 16 years old, and from Supply. She has not been seen since Friday. Full story...
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Pirates and land lovers alike try to preserve Old Baldy

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videoBald Head Island is a secluded vacation paradise. Normally it's peaceful, but Friday the island was full of pirate wannabees. It's all for a worthy project, the preservation of the state's oldest standing lighthouse. Full story...
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Construction set for Village Road

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Governor Bev Perdue announced $29 million in Federal recovery funding for road projects across the state. One mile of Village Road in Brunswick County will be graded and paved beginning as early as August 31st, with the completion date set for June of 2011. Full story...
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A stinky situation in Brunswick County

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videoPeople who live in Brunswick County are wondering what's wrong with their water. There's been a strong odor coming from their faucets and they want to know why. Full story...
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In the "Name" of Love

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videoThere isn't much that sets the Townsend's apart. Born within three days of each other, and with the same job, these two share the same first and last name - and did so even before they got married. Full story...
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First ever Brunswick County drug court graduate

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videoOne local man says a spot drug test from a Judge he says ruled with a heavy hand but a soft heart, was all it took. Full story...
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Brunswick detectives broaden investigation into illegal spas

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WWAY has learned more about the investigation into illegal sex businesses in Brunswick County. Detectives are looking into who may have owned and operated those businesses and properties, and their involvement in illegal activity.

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Case of alleged rape ends in a mistrial

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The case of an alleged rape in Brunswick County has ended in a mistrial. Nineteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson of West Virginia was accused of raping his 12-year-old cousin in Holden Beach. Full story...
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Grant will help local students learn about American history

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The US Department of Education has given UNCW almost a million dollars in grant money to ramp up history lessons for kids in local school districts. Full story...
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One woman's trip to Holden Beach was anything but a vacation

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videoA beach vacation is supposed to be a quiet escape from reality. For Julia Mittelberg, her visit to Holden Beach was anything but. The Illinois woman did not expect this. Full story...
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Baseball state championships on the line in Southport

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videoJuly has certainly been a loaded month for baseball state championships. More titles were on the line Wednesday in Southport. WWAY's John Rendleman was there. Full story...
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Vandalism strikes Leland community

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Residents of a Leland community woke up Wednesday morning to some vandalism. "Stop Obama" was spray painted in three places. Full story...
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Controversial town leader resigns

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The Calabash Town Administrator is stepping down, following controversy over his credentials. Full story...
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