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Brunswick County News

More than 100 farm animals rescued from Belville home

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video Brunswick County Animal Protective Services rescued more than 100 farm animals from a neighborhood in Belville today. They received a complaint about the conditions at the home owned by Mary Stoltz on Hidden Branches Drive. Full story...
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Honeymooning drug suspects wanted for sex assault in NY

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videoA couple who had their honeymoon cut short after Leland Police say they found them with drugs and cash in their car face more charges back home. Full story...
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Brunswick County school decides against banning book

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videoMonths after district leaders decided to keep "The Color Purple" in the county's curriculum, a Brunswick County school has decided to keep another book. Full story...
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More questions than answers in Hewett's jailhouse death

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video Officials are keeping a tight grasp on information as the investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett continues. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Ronald Hewett lived, died a local legend

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Ronald Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County. He was an icon. Full story...
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Prospects for big employer in Brunswick Co. still early in process

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video State documents say a company is considering bringing a thousand jobs to Brunswick County, but the county's economic development chief says everything is still very preliminary. Full story...
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Deputies looking for suspect who has avoided them for months

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives need help finding a Shallotte man they've been looking for for months on multiple charges. Full story...
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Hewett to remain jailed on federal gun charge

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video Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett will remain in federal custody until a probable cause hearing next week a judge ruled this morning. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Brunswick County Schools Operations Division

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videoThey're some of the hardest working people in school. The Brunswick County School's Operations Division are the people who make everything run. Full story...
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UPDATE: Silver alert canceled for missing teen

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video The Silver Alert for 15-year-old Antonio Demetruis Hansley has been canceled. Thursday evening, Hansley's mother Tammie told us she was called by Wilmington Police to come confirm if someone they had in custody is her son. Full story...
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Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD: Woman gets help from WWAY and co-workers

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videoThanks to a generous donation from Perry's Emporium, the Surprise Squad was in Bolivia Wednesday. WWAY helped out several people, surprising them by paying their water bills. When one employee couldn't pay her own water bill, the compassion of her co-workers came through. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge

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videoFormer Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Full story...
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Mentally ill teen still missing from Navassa

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videoIt's been nearly a week since a 15-year-old ran away from his therapeutic foster home in Navassa and a day since a Silver Alert was issued for him. Now Antonio Demetruis Hansley's mother and caregiver are worried something bad has happened. Full story...
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