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Brunswick County News

Arrest made in case of escaped prisoner

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videoWe have an update on an escaped inmate out of Brunswick County. Sheriff's deputies arrested Rosher Rodriguez-Aguilar's ex-girlfriend late last night. Full story...
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Brunswick County Intercultural Festival takes place Sunday

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The festival, which celebrates diverse cultures that make up Brunswick County, will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Full story...
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Former sheriff Ron Hewett to be released early

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It looks like former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett will be released from prison early. Hewett is supposed to get out of federal prison on January 12th, and sent to a halfway house.

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Sheriff Ingram answers questions about missing inmate

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videoA WWAY exclusive interview with Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram answered questions as to how one jail inmate was mistakenly released on Sunday. This mix-up has led to an internal investigation of the detention officer, as well as another investigation looking another inmate's involvement in the escape. Full story...
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Brunswick Community Hospital places restriction on visitors

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Brunswick Community Hospital is changing visitation rules starting Thursday as a precaution against the spread of the flu, including H1N1. Full story...
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Video camera helps solve break-in mysteries

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Department pressed its new helicopter into service in the search for a suspected burglar. They say William Hewett was involved in multiple break-ins overnight. Full story...
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Man accidentally let free from Brunswick jail

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Brunswick County sheriff's deputies are on the look out Monday night after a prisoner was accidentally released from the county jail. Full story...
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Italian Festival celebrates Italian American heritage

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videoOver 6,000 people flocked to the Cross Creek Commons to take part in the inaugural Cape Fear Italian Festival this weekend. Full story...
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Italian Festival hoping for a sunnier Sunday

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Cape Fear Italian Festival in Leland to start again Sunday at noon after heavy rain brought an early halt Saturday. Full story...
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Ground breaking begins for Brunswick County water tank

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One million gallons of water will soon be flowing to Brunswick County residents. Friday, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go held its ceremonial ground breaking on a one million gallon elevated water storage tank off of Highway 17 in Leland. Full story...
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Coast Guard learns more on day two of hearing

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videoIn day two of their hearing, the Coast Guard continued to look at the circumstances surrounding a deadly parasailing accident in Ocean Isle Beach on August 28th. Much of the testimony on Thursday, focused on the weather conditions that day. Full story...
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Man, teenage girl charged in drive-by shooting

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A man and a teenage girl are in jail following a drive-by shooting at a home in Brunswick County. It happened Wednesday in front of a home on Easy Street in Bolivia. Full story...
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Former South Brunswick High School janitor dies in jail cell

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The South Brunswick High School janitor who admitted to molesting a special needs child in 2007 was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night. Full story...
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Coast Guard trying to find answers

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videoIt's been almost a month since two women were killed in a parasailing accident in Ocean Isle Beach. The Coast Guard is now looking into exactly what caused the accident. They are conducting a hearing, in hopes of getting answers. Full story...
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Student helps peers at West Brunswick learn about Holocaust

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videoThere are no words to fully explain what survivors of the Holocaust went through both emotionally and physically, but one Brunswick County high school senior wanted her fellow students to understand the horrors and how lives were forever changed by Hitler’s regime. Full story...
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