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Brunswick County News

FIRST ON 3: Facebook group aims to help traffic-weary drivers in Leland

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videoDrivers on US 17/74/76 in Brunswick County expect backups now, and they might have to expect them for a while. Work to widen the causeway won't be done for more than two years, so a Leland woman says she is trying to help by keeping fellow drivers informed. Full story...
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Man exonerated by DNA after 30 years in prison to live in Bolivia

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videoOne of two men released from prison Wednesday after serving 30 years for a child murder they didn't commit will live with his family in Bolivia. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick County School Board members approve raises for themselves, but is it legal?

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videoBrunswick County School Board members have a little extra cash in their pockets after passing this year's budget, or do they? Their salaries have gone up nearly 26% in just two years while salaries for teachers continue to crawl. But there are now questions about whether the raises are legal. Full story...
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Former Bald Head Island employees say they feel bullied

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video Bald Head Island insiders say something is going on with the village's management. Several former employees have come forward after nine public safety officers got in trouble for personnel issues, but management refuses to talk. Full story...
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UPDATE: More trouble on Bald Head Island

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video More trouble for officers at Bald Head Island. Three more were put on probation as a result of violations of the islands policy. Full story...
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Bald Head Island fires five public safety officers for violating policy

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video The final weekend of summer will be a short-staffed one for the Public Safety Department at Bald Head Island. The Village of Bald Head Island fired five members of the joint police and fire department yesterday. Full story...
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Bonuses approved for Brunswick County School employees

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videoMore bonuses are coming for employees of Brunswick County Schools. According to a news release from Brunswick County Schools, the Brunswick County School Board approved its 2014-2015 budget Thursday. Full story...
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Dozens of jobs affected as Dosher looks to cut costs

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital has announced some details of its plan to cut costs. "It kind of hurts," Dosher volunteer Verda Darrell said. Full story...
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Leland man accused of setting stolen truck on fire

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A Leland man is in custody accused of stealing a truck, and setting it on fire in the woods. A news release said Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Jesse Lynn Williams, 27, at his home Wednesday. Full story...
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Two Leland officers quit amid investigations, third fired

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videoThree Leland police officers are off the force amid state and internal investigations. Full story...
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Dosher trustees vote to cut staff

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videoTrustees have decided how Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will cut costs to make up for financial struggles. Last month WWAY was first to report the hospital was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages. Full story...
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Leland traffic a mess for many

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videoThere is no doubt about it; sitting in traffic is a pain. A pain folks driving between Leland and Wilmington know all too well lately. Full story...
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Leland to cut down 200 oak trees in Magnolia Greens

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videoSoon, Magnolia Greens won't be as green as it is now. The golf community currently has about 600 trees lining the roadway, but the town plans on cutting down about 200 of them. Leland town manager David Hollis says cutting them down wasn't the town's idea. Full story...
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Return to school brings nerves for kids, tears for moms and dads

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videoGoing back to school can be daunting for some kids... and their parents. Today many school bells rang around the Cape Fear for the first time since spring, and kids hit the books again, while some moms and dads got a little emotional. Full story...
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After weather delays, next piece of Wilmington Bypass to open soon

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videoJust a couple more weeks until a portion of the I-140 Wilmington Bypass is open. That's according to NCDOT Resident Engineer Wayne Currie. Full story...
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