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Brunswick County News

THE RANT: Judge Ola Lewis .. more the politican, less a judge

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Judge Lewis, we have higher expectations for our judges. We expect them to be ABOVE the riff-raff that happens on the political battlefield. Not only have you caused a division in the Brunswick County Republican Party, you've also chosen to wage two political battles -- which you've lost. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you stuck with what you know best, ruling on judicial and legal issues from the bench, and stay out of politics. Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties have enough drama already without you stirring up more. Full story...
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Judge's defamation claim rejected

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Judge Ola Lewis sued Edward Lee Rapp for defamation after he criticized her online for wearing a campaign button for another candidate last year. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Shelter ends Saturday hours

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If you want to adopt a pet from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, you'll have to do it on a weekday. Starting next weekend the shelter will no longer be open on Saturdays. Full story...
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Shallotte man charged with sexually abusing Cumberland boy

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Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said that Warner dared the child to take off his clothes and run outside naked, then inappropriately touched the boy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with killing Shallotte realtor pleads guilty

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video Lora Moultrie pleaded guilty today to second degree murder and one county of conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the death of Adam Bradshaw. Full story...
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Burgaw teams dominate state championship week for Dixie Youth softball tournament

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video The state championship for Dixie Youth softball concluded in New Hanover County on Wednesday. Want to see the winning teams? Want to see a few celebrations? We've got it. Full story...
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Missing man's body found

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The body of a man missing since Monday has been found near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter spotted Hill's body around 10:30 a.m. Full story...
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Shallotte store owner upset with DOT for construction ruining business

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video A Shallotte business owner is furious with the DOT after she says construction around her store from the Smith Street Extension Program has killed her customer turnout. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DWI report shows Navassa mayor threatened cops who pulled him over; Willis says troopers made that up

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Willis told troopers statements such as, "Those police officers that stopped me, they are wanna be cops, now they're going to be used to be," and, "You've got yourself into some deep politics," and, "I used to sign their paychecks." He also told troopers, "Those officers better hope I don't blow a .07." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Copper and golf cart battery burglars nabbed

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Multiple incidents were reported between June and July of 2011 involving motor vehicle break-ins, copper thefts from businesses and golf cart battery thefts in the Holden Beach area. These incidents generated numerous community complaints and tips that led Detectives to suspects, Benjamin Carlyle and Justin Varnum. Full story...
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