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Brunswick County News

Leland Police warn residents of rise in car break-ins

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Residents of Leland are being asked to be pro-active in order to put a halt on a recent rise in car break-ins. There have been dozens of vehicle break-ins in Leland in the last few months. Full story...
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Referees suspended after incorrect call in North Brunswick vs South Columbus game

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A local high school football officiating crew has been suspended. The crew made an incorrect call on the game deciding play in North Brunswick's 27-21 overtime victory over South Columbus Friday night. Full story...
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Hewett released from jail

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Sources tell us Friday night that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is no longer behind bars.

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South Brunswick High students raise and release flounder

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Students at South Brunswick High School said farewell to some friends Wednesday. They have been raising 300 southern flounder since last spring, and Wednesday it was time to let them go. Full story...
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Belville candidates discuss drainage issues and tax increases

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Belville voters had the chance to meet the candidates Tuesday night. Residents heard from the hopefuls for mayoral and commission. Full story...
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Empty Bowls event helps feed the hungry

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The Southport-Oak Island Food Pantry and the Associated Artists of Southport are working together to help feed the hungry. Four artists and six others have spent the past year making more than 1,000 clay bowls. Full story...
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Artificial reef project advances in Oak Island

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videoOak Island is one step closer to an artificial reef off its shore. Residents had the chance to voice their opinions at a public meeting Monday night. The majority who showed up were for the reef; hoping a place to grow the fish population will also mean economic gain. Full story...
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North Carolina Journalism Hall of Famer dies at 92

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A Brunswick County woman who once ran for lieutenant governor has died. Margaret Taylor Harper died Sunday in Durham from complications after a stroke. She was 92. Full story...
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Defense attorneys try to limit liability in parasailing tragedy

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videoFriday brought new information in an parasailing accident that killed two women in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Farmers markets helps "Buy Local" push

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videoEvery Thursday morning vendors set up a farmers market at the Waterford Shops in Belville. But today was a little different, with an increased focus on buying local. Full story...
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Rocky road for superintendent Katie McGee

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videoAfter six years as an associate superintendent and a stretch as interim superintendent, Katie McGee has had the top job in Brunswick County Schools for nearly five years. But as WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo reports, it's been a rocky road. Full story...
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Katie McGee's contract not to be renewed with Brunswick County Schools

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videoKatie McGee's days as the Brunswick County School superintendent are numbered. The school board decided Tuesday night not to renew her contract come June 30th. They will begin looking for a replacement as soon as possible.

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Brunswick County Health Department confirms no H1N1 in schools

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The Brunswick County Health Department says there are no confirmed cases of H1N1 in their schools. Full story...
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Artificial reef off Brunswick coast hopes to stimulate fish populations

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videoBuilding new homes for fish - one reef at a time. The Long Bay Artificial Reef Association is working to establish a new reef in Brunswick County to help boost the fishing industry. Full story...
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Brunswick 4H celebrates 100 years

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video4H started in North Carolina 100 years ago. The centennial is being celebrated throughout the Tar Heel State at various times. Monday night it was Brunswick County's turn, and WWAY’s John Rendleman was there. Full story...
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