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After initial confusion Brunswick Co. School Board votes to keep 'The Color Purple'

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videoA Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will stay in Brunswick County Schools despite a county commissioner's objections. After months of debate about the educational value of "The Color Purple," the school board today turned the page on the controversy, but not before their own bit of drama. Full story...
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National group weighs in on 'The Color Purple' debate

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video For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of 'The Color Purple' debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage. Full story...
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Charles Warren files federal suit against former county colleagues

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video Former Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a federal lawsuit against several county leaders after he says he was publicly humiliated. County Commissioners met in a regular session last night to discuss many topics, but they did not discuss the lawsuit. WWAY has obtained a copy of the suit filed in US District Court. Full story...
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Brunswick County swears in new commissioners, says goodbye to two

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video 'Tis the season for changes, and there are two new faces on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Frank Williams and Pat Sykes were sworn in tonight. At the same time, one man said goodbye after nearly two decades of service. Full story...
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Old commissioners say goodbye as new faces join boards

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It's transition time in local government. The New Hanover County and Brunswick County commissions each welcome two new members tonight. Full story...
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Sykes victorious in Brunswick Co. 3rd District Commission race

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The controversial primary race for commissioner in Brunswick County's 3rd District is over, and the victory has gone to Pat Sykes, who won with about 50 percent of the vote. Sykes will run uncontested in November, because no Democrats filed to run for the seat. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: After year of controversy, Warren faces three challengers in Republican primary

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video In Brunswick County, the District 3 Commission seat has been the center of controversy. Incumbent Charles Warren faces three challengers in the primary. Full story...
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Warren, Sykes square off again at first DSS Board meeting since ejections

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video The last time there was a DSS Board meeting in Brunswick County, Chairman Charles Warren tried to have fellow board member Pat Sykes arrested. The fallout from that December meeting has been extensive. It's led all the way to county commissioners attempting to remove Warren from that board and, in turn, Warren fighting them this week in court. Full story...
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Judge to rule Wednesday if Brunswick Co. Commission can boot Warren from DSS Board

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren was once again fighting his fellow commissioners this afternoon this time in court. A judge said he will make a decision later this week on whether commissioners can remove warren from the county's DSS Board. It's a move at least one fellow DSS Board member wants. Full story...
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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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videoA political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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Warren gets restraining order to stop removal hearing

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videoA judge has postponed a Brunswick County Commission hearing scheduled for Tuesday to see if there's cause to remove Commissioner Charles Warren from the DSS Board. FULL COMPLAINT INSIDE. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. Social Services Board cancels next two meetings

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The Brunswick County Social Services Board has scheduled two meetings scheduled before the end of the year, according to an e-mail from director Patricia Connelly. The move comes just days after a board meeting erupted in controversy when Chairman Charles Warren kicked board member Pat Sykes and a Brunswick Beacon reporter out of the meeting. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners looking at options after DSS blow-up

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video A day after a board member and reporter were kicked out of a Brunswick County Social Services Board Meeting, county leaders are looking into what happened. One county commissioner went as far as to call it an embarrassment. Full story...
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Warren kicks Social Services Board member out of meeting twice

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video The Brunswick County Social Services Board meeting today got out of hand with two people getting kicked out and even threatened to be arrested. Board member Pat Sykes says she was just speaking up for what she believes was right when she was told to leave. Full story...
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