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Brunswick County News

ONLY ON 3: Southport residents again complain about abnormally high power bills

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video You pay a price to live near the beach, but some Southport residents say the price of their power bills is ridiculous. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. judge files for open NC Appeals Court seat

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videoA Brunswick County judge is the 19th and final candidate to file to fill an open seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Full story...
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2012 embezzlement case ends in guilty pleas

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videoAn embezzlement case in Brunswick County has finally come to an end. This week two women pleaded guilty to charges from 2012. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect now behind bars in Brunswick Co.

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives say a Wilmington man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is now in custody. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning mold into a gold-en idea

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videoHere in the south, we all know humidity can wreak havoc in many, many ways. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week developed a new way keep indoor humidity from creating mold. Set it and forget it! He turned mold into a gold-en idea. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. superintendent upholds school decision to keep book

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videoThe challenge over another controversial book in Brunswick County Schools is over for now. Full story...
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Pumping of flood water leads to beach warning at Oak Island

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videoState regulators want beach visitors to be aware of flood water that will be pumped to the ocean surf at two locations in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites. Full story...
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Army Corps of Engineers seeks comment on Bald Head Island terminal groin

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The Army Corps of Engineers is looking for public input on possibly building a terminal groin at Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Woman reunites with Coast Guard rescuer 44 years after nearly drowning

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video In honor of Coast Guard Day, a reunion decades in the making at Coast Guard Station Oak Island. A Coast Guardsman who saved a girl from drowning more than four decades ago reunited with her today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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videoA Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mitchell quits NC Charter School Advisory Board

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videoAmid controversy and a federal investigation, Roger Bacon Academy founder Baker Mitchell has resigned from the state's Charter School Advisory Board. Full story...
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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surgical Student

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videoThe new school year is slowly but surely getting closer and this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week already has big plans. She's headed to DC and going to meet nobel peace prize winners. She is one day going to be saving lives. Her name is Savannah Rea and this future surgical student is extraordinary. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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