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Brunswick County News

Leland Business Watch program aims to decrease crimes

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videoPolice officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at South Brunswick High School

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Firefighters spent Sunday night troubleshooting a boiler that misfired at South Brunswick High School. The boiler behind the school's cafeteria filled with fuel, causing the area to fill with smoke. Full story...
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Brunswick fishermen look to educate on buying local

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videoIt is an industry that has it's ups and downs with every changing season - the fishing industry. A group of area fishermen are hoping to turn things around by casting a wide net; educating the public on the benefits of buying local seafood. Full story...
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Brunswick County thrift store is helping local schools

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Who would think buying thrift would be helping Brunswick County schools? The Communities in Schools Thrift Store is open for business. CIS is a national organization that aids public schools in dropout prevention. Full story...
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Leland Town Council talks budget

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Thursday night, Leland's Town Council was briefed on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The town will be working with $5.8 million, and needs to make an eight percent reduction compared to this year's budget. Full story...
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Brunswick County holds its People's Choice Awards

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The people of Brunswick County have spoken. The Second Annual Brunswick County People's Choice Awards ceremony was held at Dosher Memorial Hospital Thursday night. Full story...
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Brunswick Community Hospital neurologist surrenders license

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Brunswick Community Hospital's only neurologist has surrendered his medical license. According to the state medical board, Dr. Charles Hall gave up his license last month. Full story...
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Group home on hold in Navassa

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It looks like a controversial group home for troubled teens will not be built in Navassa after all; at least for the time being. Full story...
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Local reality show to air on internet

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There is a new reality competition coming to the Cape Fear region called the ‘Nation's Next Top Model Home’. In this web-based challenge, seven interior designers will have the chance to decorate the primary living areas of seven new model homes in the Compass Pointe Community in Leland. Full story...
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Bald Head Island residents vote to help re-nourishment effort

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Bald Head Island residents seem to agree that beach re-nourishment is worth paying for. In a special election Tuesday, island residents voted to raise taxes to pay for an approximately $17 million re-nourishment effort. Full story...
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Republican Stiller to leave NC House

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A state representative is stepping down. Brunswick County Republican Bonner Stiller is leaving the North Carolina House effective June 15th. Full story...
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Two construction companies face fines and violations in Oak Island Bridge accident

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Two construction companies must pay more than $9,000 in fines for the death of a man during construction of the new Oak Island Bridge. Full story...
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NRC plans to answer questions about Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

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How safe is the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant? That's a question the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will answer Wednesday night. Full story...
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The differences in dog courts

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videoIn New Hanover County, the Dangerous Dog Appeals Court is a three person volunteer panel, which hears each case. In Brunswick County, a five-man health committee acts as the jury. It sounds similar, but here's where the differences add up. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board holds final meeting on uniform policy

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Brunswick County School Board meets Tuesday night for its final reading of a uniform policy. In April, the school board voted “yes” to uniforms at Lincoln, Belville and Town Creek Elementary schools. Full story...
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