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Brunswick County News

Gator causes unique wake up call in Brunswick County

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videoIt was a harrowing scene along Highway 17 in Brunswick County this morning. It was not a car accident that slowed traffic; instead it was wildlife officers trying to catch an alligator. Full story...
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Brunswick County and Saunders feuding over tax money

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There are new developments in the case of a Brunswick County developer who owes more than $1 million in back property taxes. According to the Brunswick Beacon, Mr. Mark Saunders says his company hasn't paid the county, because the county owes him a substantial amount of money. Full story...
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Southport Police arrest murder suspect

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videoPolice have arrested a man in Friday's murder of a 62-year-old Southport woman, the first murder in Southport in eight years. Police said a large number of missing coins from the home of Gladys Myrie led to the arrest of her alleged attacker. Full story...
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New station for Brunswick County Sheriff's Department opens in Calabash

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Residents in southern Brunswick County can feel a little safer tonight. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department held the grand opening for a new substation in Calabash. Full story...
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Suspect arrested in Southport murder

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Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said they have someone in jail, but he isn't releasing any further information. The murder happened on West 11th Street. Full story...
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Southport locals think something's fishy about Easley and marina

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A federal investigation into alleged misdeeds by former governor Mike Easley are stirring hard feelings again in Southport. In 2006, Easley pushed to lease the state-owned Southport Marina to a Cary-based developer. It raised a lot of questions about his personal connections to people involved in the deal, questions that are now resurfacing. Full story...
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Local man talks about his Band of Brothers

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videoYou've most likely heard of the Band of Brothers. For many soldiers, memories from the battlefield are something they'd rather forget, but one Oak Island man, who was part of that group, is now sharing his stories from World War II. Full story...
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Southport death now considered murder

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What was being called a suspicious death of a 62-year-old Southport woman is now being ruled a homicide.

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Area farmers market gets financial boost

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Some people in Shallotte spent part of their Memorial Day weekend shopping. The Shallotte Farmers Market is now into its third week. It recently received a grant for more $24,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund. Full story...
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Star light, star bright

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Stargazers in Sunset Beach now have some new hi-tech equipment to help them learn about the cosmos. The Ingram Planetarium held its seasonal grand re-opening today. While closed, the planetarium upgraded. It now has a Sci-dome HD Digital Projection System. The planetarium is now the third in the world to have the technology. Full story...
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South Brunswick names new football coach

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After a lengthy interview process, the Cougars finally named their new head football coach Wednesday. Despite 55 candidates, South Brunswick hired from within the program. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Mail mix ups in Brunswick County

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videoJudy Andricak says her mail carrier is getting her mail mixed up with her neighbors. Sometimes it gets returned to her, sometimes it doesn't, and not getting her mail on time is starting to affect Judy’s finances. Full story...
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Emergency tweets being tried in Brunswick County

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videoBrunswick County Emergency Services have found a new way to communicate with the public; they are taking advantage of the social new networking site, Twitter. Full story...
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Expansion for Brunswick County Sheriff's Department

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department has staked a claim in Calabash. The department opened a new sub-station in this southern corner of the county. Full story...
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Leland Police to dispose of old prescription medicine

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In an effort to prevent prescription drugs from getting in the wrong hands, the Leland Police will properly dispose of prescription medication. The drop box will also prevent people from flushing their medication down the toilet, which can act as a source of pollution in wastewater. Full story...
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