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Brunswick County News

Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD: Woman gets help from WWAY and co-workers

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videoThanks to a generous donation from Perry's Emporium, the Surprise Squad was in Bolivia Wednesday. WWAY helped out several people, surprising them by paying their water bills. When one employee couldn't pay her own water bill, the compassion of her co-workers came through. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge

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videoFormer Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Full story...
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Mentally ill teen still missing from Navassa

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videoIt's been nearly a week since a 15-year-old ran away from his therapeutic foster home in Navassa and a day since a Silver Alert was issued for him. Now Antonio Demetruis Hansley's mother and caregiver are worried something bad has happened. Full story...
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Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

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video Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail. Full story...
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New Hanover man charged with sex crimes with child in Oak Island

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videoA New Hanover County man is charged with sex crimes involving a child in Oak Island, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant shows police arrested William Allen Jackson, 56, Thursday and charged him with statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for Navassa teen

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Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for ANTONIO DEMETRIUS HANSLEY, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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Man wanted for child sex crimes in Brunswick Co. arrested in Idaho

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videoA man wanted for alleged sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Idaho. Now he is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspects sought in pig cooker theft from VFW

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are looking for help identifying two people and a vehicle wanted in connection with a them from the VFW post in Supply. Full story...
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Dog friendly Oak Island may ban the animals during the summer

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videoA North Carolina beach that has made a name for itself by allowing dogs is considering limits on when the animals can run in the sand. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that the Oak Island Town Council will consider a ban on dogs on the beach during daytime hours. Full story...
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Teen Charged with shooting man in Brunswick County

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videoAlexander Lamont Gassett is charged with shooting a man in the chest after breaking into his home. Full story...
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Attorney: Mom of shooting victim did not threaten Vassey's wife

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The attorney for a Southport police officer charged with shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen says the boy's mother did not threaten the officer's wife after all. Full story...
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Hurricane Arthur brings curiosity to the beaches

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video The first effects of hurricane Arthur in our area were felt in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Arthur not enough to keep some new citizens from big day

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videoOrganizers have canceled events for the NC 4th of July Festival today in Southport due to the impact of Hurricane Arthur. They hope to continue the festival on schedule tomorrow. Full story...
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