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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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Wake Co. man facing 63 child sex crime charges in Brunswick Co.

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videoA Wake County man is behind bars in Brunswick County facing dozens of charges for alleged sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Storm threat doesn't dampen Oak Island's annual Beach Day

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videoFolks enjoying beach day in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon celebrate Beach Day. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted as habitual felon again

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A Shallotte man is heading back to prison after being convicted again for being a habitual felon. Full story...
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Work begins to widen highway between Wilmington, Leland

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videoBig changes are coming on the roads in Brunswick County. It might not look like much right now, but by the end of next year US 17/74/76 will go from four lanes to six between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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Preserving Hewett family history

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videoHewett is one of the most common names in Brunswick County. Brunswick County native Ron Hewett is spear-heading the effort to preserve a 200+ year-old grave site. It's believed to be the final resting place of the patriarch of the Hewett family Joseph Hewett Sr. Full story...
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Leland mom to use lottery win for kids' college, trip

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A Leland mom says she plans to use the money she won playing the lottery for her kids' education and a family trip. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy/Charter Day School releases staff salaries, still breaking law withholding administrator info

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videoThe company behind several area charter schools has finally released information about staff salaries requested by several media outlets including WWAY, but still has not released information about administrator pay. Full story...
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