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Brunswick County News

Brunswick Co. Schools to release early Friday

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Brunswick County Schools will dismiss early Friday to allow for Hurricane Irene preparations. Full story...
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Boy bitten by a shark at Holden Beach

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A 10-year-old boy was bitten by at shark in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

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While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATES: Vinyl won't stick, unwanted bed returned

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In this week's TROUBLESHOOTERS report, an update on a sticky situation regarding mail-order vinyl and on a woman who wanted to return a bed she bought. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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Irene could test growing reliance on technology

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video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear

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video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA. Full story...
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Perdue says NC getting prepared for Irene

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Gov. Bev Perdue says North Carolina officials will be ready for Hurricane Irene should it touch the state later this week. Full story...
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Leland men arrested on cocaine charges

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and ATF have arrested two men on various drug-related charges. The arrests come after a year-long investigation that ended with a search warrant at a home in Leland. Full story...
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Shareholders set to vote on Duke-Progress merger

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Shareholders of North Carolina's two largest utilities are voting on whether to merge the two electric companies into the country's largest utility. Full story...
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