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Brunswick County News

Woman rescued after near drowning at Holden Beach

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A 49-year-old woman was in critical condition Sunday night after nearly drowning at Holden Beach. Holden Beach Police said at about 1:00 Sunday afternoon the woman was swimming at the east end of the beach, when she suffered some sort of heart problem. Full story...
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Southport gears up for 4th of July

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Fourth of July is still nearly two weeks away, but already, Southport is gearing up for the big event. Artists from the region and beyond will display their work at Franklin Square Gallery for the new summer regional show. Full story...
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Sunday Concert on the Coast in Holden Beach

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videoIt is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY's John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge. Full story...
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Raid leads to twelve arrests surrounding prostitution ring

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videoA large prostitution raid Thursday night in Brunswick County has put twelve people behind bars. According to Brunswick County deputies, the Sun Spa massage parlor near Longwood employs three women who have allegedly been engaged in illegal activities for months now. Full story...
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Frank Iler to replace Bonner Stiller

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videoWhen Bonner Stiller resigned his House seat earlier this month it left a hole in Raleigh. Tuesday night, members of the Brunswick County Republican Executive Committee met to elect Stiller's replacement.

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Alledged drug dealer off streets after Brunswick County teacher arrested

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Department has taken a major drug dealer off the streets. Detectives say he dealt prescription drugs to a Brunswick County kindergarten teacher. Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputies say they found the teacher in possession of Fentanyl, an extremely powerful opiate. Full story...
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Two candidates considered to serve rest of Stiller's term

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videoThe Brunswick County Republican Party meets Tuesday night to figure out who will replace Bonner Stiller in the State House of Representatives.

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Town of Belville looking for more land in annexation

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The Town of Belville is looking to acquire two pieces of property; a section of Blackwell Road and another along Highway 17. Full story...
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Helping kids stay fed during the summer

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videoSchool is officially out for most kids in our area. For a lot of parents, making sure their children get good meals can be tough in the summer. But there is help available. Full story...
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Brunswick County Republicans to decide Stiller's successor

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State representative Bonner Stiller's replacement will be decided this week. Tuesday, the Brunswick County Republican Party will choose his successor. Two Brunswick County Republicans have announced their hopes to fill the empty seat.

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Brunswick County adult female confirmed with H1N1

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The H1N1 influenza virus has officially made it's way to Brunswick County. Another case of swine flu has been confirmed by the health department; this time in an adult. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant under investigation

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Progress Energy, which oversees the plant, confirmed the investigation is looking into the professional conduct of some of the plant's security officers. Full story...
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Water quality alert in Brunswick County

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A water quality swimming alert is in effect in Brunswick County. State health officials found high levels of bacteria in the Cape Fear River at the beach area near the municipal pier in Southport. Full story...
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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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