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Brunswick County News

Leland home destroyed in fire

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A family is homeless after a fire demolished their house in Magnolia Greens. Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said "It's destroyed. Everything." Full story...
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The WWAY Surprise Squad fuels up their Friday!

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video Round 5 of the WWAY Surprise Squad, sponsored by Perry's Emporium, made sure folks in Brunswick County had a lil' extra fuel on their Friday. Full story...
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ECU to build dental clinic in Brunswick County

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videoDental care for those who need it most is on its way to Brunswick County. Today the ECU School of Dental Medicine announced the eighth of its Community Service Learning Centers is coming to the county. Full story...
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Happening tomorrow: Pink Ribbon Day in Leland

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videoPink Ribbon Day kicks off tomorrow in Leland with a day full of events aimed at raising funds for the American Cancer Society. You can enjoy food, dance performances, arts and crafts shopping and fun for the kids all while helping raise money for breast cancer care and research. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 in the afternoon at 117 Village Road behind the CVS. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board changes bell schedule again

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videoSchool start times are changing once again in Brunswick County. Last year, the school board voted on a staggered start time. But now they've eliminated that for something a little more traditional. The decision comes with a hefty cost. Full story...
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Oak Island town council makes decision on 'mega' homes

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videoOak Island town council members made a decision on how big, and how many bedrooms "mega” homes can have. Town council members decided to cap single-family homes at 5,000 square feet and seven bedrooms with one parking space required per bedroom. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Robin McEnaney

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videoFor more than two decades, Robin McEnaney has been making math fun for kids and that makes her our Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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NRC, Duke Energy to discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant violations

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a regulatory conference with Duke Energy officials to discuss two apparent violations at the utility's Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina. Full story...
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Payne to defend suspect in federal gang-related kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

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Shallotte attorney James Payne has been appointed to represent one of the suspects in a high-profile federal case. Jakym Camel Tibbs is charged in connection with the kidnapping of Frank Janssen, 63, who was taken from his Wake Forest home April 5. Full story...
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Coast Guard completes 13-hour tow of disabled boat off Bald Head Island

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Henry Fischer, aboard the 33-foot sport fishing boat Atlanta, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance after his boat lost steering. Full story...
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Teacher pay plan raises questions

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videoThe governor announced his plan for teacher pay raises at North Carolina A&T university this morning. Teachers we talked to say they're happy with any raise, of course, but the concern is about their long term plans. Full story...
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DA keeps seat in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties

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Jon David will keep his seat as District Attorney in Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties. David won the Republican primary with 59% of the vote over Attorney Ryan Smithwick. Full story...
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Quarter-cent sales tax increase fails in Brunswick County, BHI approves beach bond

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There will be no quarter-cent sales tax increase in Brunswick County, but voters in Bald Head Island did approve bonds to protect the island's beaches. Full story...
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Victim identified in fatal crash on NC 133

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New details on a fatal crash involving four cars on NC 133 near Orton Road Monday afternoon. We now know the victim's name. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Ron Watson

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videoRon Watson was looking for a way to make a difference in the world after leaving his career in the United States Air Force and he found it as teacher. The fifth grade Social Studies teacher at Lincoln Elemenatary School in Leland is our Teacher of the Week Full story...
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