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Brunswick County News

Senior center needed, but not finished yet

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videoConstruction on a new senior center in Southport is nearly four months behind schedule, but the need for senior services in Brunswick County is here now. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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Navassa resident hires attorney to fight group home

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Navassa residents are up in arms about town officials allowing a developer to build a group home for troubled teens. A man who lives adjacent to the property where the home would be located has hired an attorney to represent him. Full story...
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NoPort Southport meets with Boiling Spring Lakes residents

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videoAs the North Carolina Ports Authority continues to plan for an international terminal in Southport, neighbors continue to do their homework. Full story...
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Cause of North Brunswick High fire identified

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Authorities have identified the cause of Tuesday night's fire at North Brunswick High School. The fire began in the wood shop of the school around 7:00 p.m. Authorities say a sander was left on and overheated. Full story...
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Law enforcement dog bites suspect as car is searched

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A Brunswick County man was treated at the hospital Tuesday after being bitten by a law enforcement dog. Full story...
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Fire at North Brunswick High closes school for the day

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There will not be any classes for students at North Brunswick High School Wednesday. A fire broke out in the wood shop on the Leland campus around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Full story...
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Connolly disgraces Southport badge

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videoJames Connolly used to be a Southport police officer. A year ago, he arrested Arlanda Lee McDuffie after he found him in possession of a gram of cocaine. When it came time to provide the evidence, Connolly couldn't do it. Full story...
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Former Oak Island police dispatcher is suing town

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In a lawsuit filed Monday, Leah Welch claims she was sexually harassed by her former Sergeant Paul Demello. Full story...
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Budget shortfall threatens Brunswick DARE program

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videoThe DARE program has been run by the town of Leland for the past three years. Now, budget concerns may mean an end to it. The town wants to take DARE officer Sherry Lewis off her education route, and switch her on regular police patrol. Full story...
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Southport police officer finds himself behind bars

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A Southport police officer will serve thirty days behind bars. Officer James Connolly, who has been with the Southport Police since 2002, was subpoenaed for a trial and did not show up. Full story...
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Leland tree giveaway

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Spring is almost here and to prepare for it, the town of Leland gave away thousands of trees on Saturday. There were lots of tree species to choose from and were given out free of charge, on a first come first serve basis. Full story...
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NC Maritime Museum trying to stay afloat

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The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport could be on the chopping block because of state budget cuts. Museum supporters pleaded their case at last night's Board of Aldermen meeting. They want to house the museum in the city's parks and recreation building, and are asking the city to lease it to the state for one dollar a year, for ten years. Full story...
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Brunswick teen in custody for multiple charges

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A Brunswick County teenager is in custody tonight for allegedly stealing a car, and driving it from Wilmington to Leland. Full story...
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NC Maritime Museum meets Thursday about closing

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Supporters of the NC Maritime Museum at Southport will plead their case to City Aldermen Thursday. Full story...
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