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Brunswick County News

Millions to BEMC for energy efficiency program

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video More jobs could be heading to our area thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Full story...
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Detectives need help identifying possible witness

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives need your help in identifying a person. Full story...
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Wanted man turns himself in; two others still at large

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A Brunswick County man wanted on drug charges turned himself in overnight, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says. Investigators say Saquan Jones, 30, of Supply, turned himself in around 1:30 a.m. just hours after the Sheriff's Office said it was looking for him on heroin charges Full story...
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Deputies search for three suspects wanted on heroin related charges

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice-Narcotics Task Force are looking for three people wanted for heroin related charges. Full story...
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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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Man, woman arrested for Brunswick County robbery

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videoA man and a woman are in jail charged in connection to a robbery that occurred yesterday at a home on Moss Court in Leland. Deputies arrested Steven Isaha Evans, 21, of Wilmington, and Courtney Briona Jacobs, 20, of Leland early this morning. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds conviction in DWI crash that killed Brunswick Co. mom

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man in a drunk driving crash that killed a Brunswick County mother. Full story...
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As penalties toughen, Brunswick Co. cracks down on passing stopped school buses

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videoThe ticket for passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina is now more than double the old penalty. State officials say since 1998, 13 students have died in North Carolina after someone ignored the stop lights at a bus stop. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty in baseball bat beating death

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videoA Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty in connection with the baseball bat beating death of a man New Year's Day. District Attorney Jon David says Boyd Harrelson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Nov. 13. Full story...
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10 holiday weekend crashes claim 10 lives on NC roads

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least ten people died in traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including one in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Woman faces charges in morning crash that killed Supply man

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video The holiday travel season has already gotten off to a deadly start. One person died in an accident along Holden Beach Rd. in Brunswick County this morning. Full story...
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Assisted living facility fined $64,500

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Shallotte Assisted Living has been fined $64,500 by the state for failing to protect residents from mental and physical abuse, and for failing to maintain rules about controlled substances and personal care and supervision. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' staying in Brunswick Co. Schools for now

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videoThe debate over the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Color Purple" continues in Brunswick County, but so far it looks like all the debate may be much ado about nothing. Full story...
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Bald eagle rescue out of the ordinary even for Oak Island's Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter

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After years of caring for injured birds and wildlife, Mary Ellen Rogers is accustomed to helping unusual species, such as loons, razorbills, shearwaters and others found far at sea or far away. While their numbers are rebounding locally, the arrival of two American bald eagles recently was a watershed moment for Oak Island’s Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. Full story...
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Cape Fear victims of homicide and crashes remembered

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videoFriday night, family, friends and the men and women who try to bring victims justice remembered Joshua Proutey and 103 others at Brunswick Community College. The 13th Prosecutorial District Attorney's office sponsored the 18th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service for people who died as a result of homicide, drunk driving, car crashes and domestic violence. Full story...
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