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Brunswick County News

Brunswick to expand boat manufacturing facility in Navassa

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A major boat manufacturer plans to buy a facility in the coastal town of Navassa and expand the work force there by about 600 in the next five years. Full story...
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Local union attempt fails

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The attempt of some local workers to unionize has failed. Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant rejected the plan to organize Thursday. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant workers want union

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Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant want to unionize, and Progress Energy is fighting back. Full story...
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Parents speak out about marriage between local teen, coach

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We know more about how the relationship evolved, but could the school system or should the school system have done more to stop it? Full story...
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Two die on way to Brunswick County air show

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Two aviators on their way to an air show in Brunswick County died yesterday in a plane crash. John and Sherry Horn were traveling to attend the Navion Association's annual convention in Southport. Full story...
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Coach-teen marriage sparks national debate

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videoIt's a local story that's resonating across the country. A 16-year-old Brunswick County Track star sparked plenty of debate, when she married her high school coach. Since it appeared here and on national television, there's been an unprecedented number of internet hits and comments on the story. Full story...
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The Community Empowerment Festival

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The Justice for Citizens Group and the Leland Police Department joined together to create awareness and show support for the families of murdered children. Full story...
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Letters, e-mails and texts give insight into relationship between teen and her coach

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videoWe're learning more about a Brunswick County teenager who married her 40-year-old track coach this week. How did this relationship evolve? Sixteen-year-old Windy Hager's mother gave NewsChannel 3 copies of e-mails, phone records and letters. They all document the relationship between their daughter, and the high school coach more than twice her age. It's enough to give any parent cause for concern. Full story...
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40-year-old former teacher marries 16-year-old student

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videoA South Brunswick High School coach married one of his young athletes. Local residents and administrators are speaking out. Days after marrying her coach, 40-year-old Brent Wuchae, 16-year-old Windy Hager didn't have much to say about the issue. Full story...
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Sheriff Hewett not at scheduled testimony

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videoToday is the day Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in Raleigh, but the sheriff isn't there. Sheriff Hewett will not say why he isn't there -- only that he'll be working in Brunswick County the rest of the week. Hewett along with a number of other employees from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office were issued subpoenas June 7. Full story...
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16-year-old marries her coach, family speaks out

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videoThe mother of a Brunswick County 16-year-old who married her High School Coach is speaking out. Full story...
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Drumming Up "Spirit"

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videoSpirit Drum and Bugle Corps from Jacksonville State University performs at North Brunswick High School. Full story...
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Sheriff Hewett, deputies to testify Wednesday

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Sheriff Ron Hewett and a number of deputies from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are ordered to testify before a federal grand jury Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Man drowns at Ocean Isle Beach

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For the second time in a week a local beach has had to deal with one of its patrons drowning. Full story...
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Dental unit offering free care in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County kids are getting work on their smile, even if they can't afford it. The Health Department has set up a mobile dental unit outside Supply Elementary. The Board of Health approved funding for the clinic to help uninsured children. Full story...
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