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Brunswick County News

DOT says new Oak Island Bridge girders unacceptable

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Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers. Full story...
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Back to basics for Brunswick students

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videoBrunswick County students settled back in Tuesday, and began to adjust to school post-state budget cuts. Full story...
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Dredging causes erosion along Bald Head Island, residents fear more with Hurricane Bill

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videoHurricane Bill has Bald Head Island residents and officials concerned. Even though Bill may stay far off our coast, the storm churns up the water and the massive swells can erode the beach. Full story...
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Schools discuss response plans for H1N1 virus

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Seventeen. That is the average age of those who test positive for the H1N1 virus. That is part of the reason why schools were involved in Thursday's meeting to discuss a swine flu response plan in Brunswick County<. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on Mark Saunders

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In today's Troubleshooters Report, we have an update on a story we have been following out of Brunswick County. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors has dismissed the charges against a local developer for beginning construction on a waterfront home without a building permit. Full story...
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Brunswick County Animal Shelter gives OK on adoptions

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Dog adoptions are back on at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Adoptions were put on hold last month after two dogs tested positive for distemper, a highly-contagious respiratory disease. Full story...
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Dog adoption back on in Brunswick County

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Dog adoptions are back on at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Adoptions were put on hold last month after two dogs tested positive for distemper, A highly-contagious respiratory disease. Full story...
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No charges filed after miscarried infant remains found in Leland

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videoThe report came back Thursday from the Brunswick County Medical Examiner’s Office, and it turns out the remains were the result of a miscarriage. Because there's no apparent crime here, investigators aren't releasing the names of the former suspects. No arrests were made. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on answers in Oak Island

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In today's Troubleshooters Report, we have an update on a story we first brought you last year. According to published reports, the Town of Oak Island has admitted to breaking public records laws, and agreed to pay almost $50,000... Full story...
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Remains of infant found buried in Leland backyard

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videoThere was a gruesome discovery in the backyard of a Leland home Wednesday afternoon. Police uncovered the remains of a buried infant. Now, an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death and who, if anyone, will face arrest. Full story...
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Bike patrol begins in Leland

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videoThe Leland Police Department's bike unit is on the lookout in a neighborhood near you. After weeks of training and new biking equipment, they are ready to hit the streets. Full story...
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Former Calabash town administrator arrested

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The former Calabash town administrator was arrested Tuesday morning. Thirty year old Jeremy Cribb was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses and four counts of embezzlement by a public official. Full story...
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Man in custody after alleged bank robbery

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A man is in custody Tuesday night after allegedly robbing a bank in Shallotte. It happened just after 9:00 Tuesday morning at the Shallotte BB&T. Full story...
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Tuberculosis cases hit 42 at Brunswick jail

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There is an update on tuberculosis in the Brunswick County Jail. Health officials say forty-two inmates and jail workers have tested positive for the disease since an outbreak last month. Full story...
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Over 150 marijuana plants seized in Shallotte drug bust

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videoThere was a major home-grown marijuana bust in Brunswick County Monday night. Detectives with the sheriff's office seized more than 150 marijuana plants from a Shallotte house, with an estimated street value of more than $500,000. Full story...
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