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Brunswick County News

School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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Scam targets child support debit cards

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videoBrunswick County is warning parents about a scam targeting users of debit card for child support. According to a news release, scammers have been sending text messages claiming there is a problem with a parent's smiONE debit card. Full story...
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State of Emergency declarations in effect, shelter open in Shallotte

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videoSeveral area governments have declared States of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on southeastern North Carolina. Sleet, freezing rain and ice are all forecast for the region through tomorrow morning. Full story...
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Shoppers flock to grocery stores ahead of storm

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video Shoppers flocked to local grocery stores Monday to stock up on the essentials before the winter blast. The Assistant Manager at the Piggly Wiggly on Village Road in Leland says he has seen an increase in business. Full story...
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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon's meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill

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videoState Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year. Full story...
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Beethoven look-a-likes run to benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

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videoBeethoven makes an appearance at a race to benefit the Wilmington Symphony. Runners, some dressed in athletic gear, and others sporting musical instruments and costumes modeled after the German composer and musician took to Brunswick Forest for the inaugural Beethoven 15k and 5k. Full story...
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Church chaperone indicted for sex crimes with kids

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videoA Brunswick County grand jury has indicted an Albemarle man on eight felony charges stemming from allegations of sex crimes involving children at Fort Caswell in June. Full story...
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South Brunswick recommends Daniel Finn as next football coach

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videoThe South Brunswick Cougars could soon have a new football coach. The school's administration has recommended Daniel Finn for the job. He would also fill a vacant physical education teaching position. Full story...
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Southport company helps fight crime with digital forensics

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videoA Southport company is keeping investigators up to speed with criminals in this digital age. In TV shows like ABC's Castle, you watch as investigators solve the crime, fast, in one episode. Full story...
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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes

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The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries. Full story...
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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'

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videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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Deputies investigating after man stabbed in street fight

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video Deputies in Brunswick County are investigating after they say a man was stabbed during a fight in the street earlier tonight. Full story...
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BHI's Peck loses out on manager job in Florida, rankles residents again

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video It looks like Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck will keep his current job for the time being after losing out on a chance at another manager job in Florida. Full story...
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911 call, dash cam reveal more about arrest of man out on bond for rape

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videoWe're learning more tonight about the arrest this week of a man accused of victimizing a woman not once, but twice since May. Deputies arrested Richard Teremaine Gore Monday. Full story...
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