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Brunswick County News

ONLY ON 3: Teen prostitution victim says man who solicited her not in courtroom

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videoThe trial is underway for the former Northwest cop accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for a sex act. In opening statements, prosecutors said Michael Hayes and the girl were getting undressed when three men acting as the girl's pimps tried to rob him. Full story...
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Mom charged with baby's 2013 death

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videoA Charlotte woman is accused in the death of her baby in Brunswick County. Katherine Ann Jennings, 33, is in jail charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

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As the start to school approaches, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom? Lincoln Elementary teacher Shane Terzaken says even teachers get butterflies before the big day while they wait for their students to file in.video Full story...
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UPDATE: Lightning likely cause of flames at St. James Plantation home

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Lightning is likely to blame for flames that sparked at a St. James Plantation home late last night, according to the fire marshal leading the investigation.video Full story...
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Judge Lewis fires back after Martin named next Chief Justice

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videoA battle between two Republicans in the non-partisan race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice took an interesting turn today, when Gov. Pat McCrory said he will appoint one of the candidates to the post. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for former NW cop accused of soliciting a 17-year-old for prostitution

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videoJury selection is underway in Brunswick County for a former cop charged with soliciting a minor for prostitution. Michael Hayes is accused of paying 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act and filing a false report. But Hayes’s attorney says he is an innocent man. Full story...
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Fire damages Calabash restaurant, we get an inside look

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videoA fire heavily damaged a restaurant in Calabash overnight. The Calabash Fire Department says at 11:36 p.m. it and several other agencies responded to a fire at Coleman's Original Calabash Restaurant. Full story...
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State trooper resigns after arrest on DWI charge in Brunswick County

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A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has resigned after being arrested this week with DWI in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Phlock to the Beach is August 22-24 at Oak Island

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videoPhlock to the Beach, A Buffett Style Beach Bash is August 22 - 24 in Oak Island. Change your latitude and your attitude at the opening night Parrot Head Pub and Grub Crawl that extends from the island to nearby Southport. The entire weekend is filled with events including horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, arts, food and drinks and live music. Full story...
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