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Sunset Beach cop fired after investigation into court testimony

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videoSunset Beach has fired a police officer who was under investigation after issues about testimony he gave during a recent court case. Full story...
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Defense attorney says issue that led to officer's suspension something he's never seen

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videoWe're learning more tonight about a Sunset Beach Police officer under investigation after prosecutors had to dismiss a court case in which he was a witness. The issue is notes the officer used in two different trials. Full story...
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Sunset Beach cop under investigation after court case thrown out

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A Sunset Beach Police officer is under investigation after prosecutors had to dismiss a court case in which he was a witness, WWAY has learned from sources. Full story...
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Sunset Beach celebrates 50th anniversary

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videoThe Town of Sunset Beach is celebrating 50 years of incorporation. A 50th anniversary reception is scheduled at Sea Trail Convention Center starting at 6 p.m. Full story...
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Juvenile fails to return to custody after home visit in Brunswick County

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video Law enforcement is looking for a juvenile who failed to return to custody following a home visit in Brunswick County. The Division of Juvenile Justice says the juvenile, identified only as Tyler G., was last seen yesterday at 1 a.m. at 7257 Lula Drive in Sunset Beach. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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Son of Shallotte police chief faces DWI, drug charges

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The 29-year-old son of Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause faces charges of heroin possession and driving while impaired after he was stopped by a Sunset Beach police officer for driving erratically early Monday, according to the police chief. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Property owners want to know where money, developer Saunders are

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video The Coastal Companies in Brunswick County will tell you it is the area's biggest employer, but some customers paint a different picture. Upset property owners say developer Mark Saunders stole their money and ran. Full story...
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NC Sherriffs' Association holds conference in Sunset Beach

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The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association is holding its 90th annual training conference in Brunswick County this week. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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Update: Autopsy confirms single gunshot killed Sunset Beach mom

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Brunswick County detectives are still investigating the death of Megan Tysinger, but the autopsy has confirmed that a single shot resulted in her death. Full story...
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911 call reveals ex-husband found Sunset Beach woman after suicide

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video The ex-husband of a Brunswick County woman who was shot in her home Monday near Sunset Beach told the 911 dispatcher he heard two shots, then found his ex-wife dead from a self-inflicted gunshot to her chest, the recording of the call released to the StarNews on Wednesday reveals. Full story...
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UPDATE: Sunset Beach shooting ruled a suicide

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says no foul play is suspected in the death of a 28-year-old mother of two in Sunset Beach. Full story...
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LIVE WITH GEORGE: Old Bridge Preservation Society

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videoGeorge traveled to Sunset Beach, where the Old Bridge Preservation Society is doing its best to keep the old Sunset Beach Bridge a living part of the community even on dry ground. Full story...
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Prosecutor in Zahra Baker case charged with DWI in Brunswick Co.

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A chief assistant district attorney - and a lead prosecutor in the Zahra Baker case - was arrested early Tuesday in Sunset Beach and charged with driving while impaired. Full story...
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