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Brunswick County News

FIRST ON 3: Mitchell quits NC Charter School Advisory Board

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videoAmid controversy and a federal investigation, Roger Bacon Academy founder Baker Mitchell has resigned from the state's Charter School Advisory Board. Full story...
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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surgical Student

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videoThe new school year is slowly but surely getting closer and this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week already has big plans. She's headed to DC and going to meet nobel peace prize winners. She is one day going to be saving lives. Her name is Savannah Rea and this future surgical student is extraordinary. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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Teen charged after pictures of girl performing oral sex wind up on Instagram

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Damaged road fixed after report

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videoWe told you last night about Trucking Lane in Brunswick county that was damaged by Duke Energy. As promised, Duke Energy sent out contractors Thursday to fix the road. Full story...
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Construction site threatens family's vacation on Oak Island

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video A construction site threatens a family's vacation on Oak Island. They have been waking up to their vacation house shaking early in the morning. Not only is it ruining their vacation, but now they have concerns about safety. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: On the road to results

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videoA Brunswick county road, one neighborhood's access to the outside world, could be in danger of washing away. A WWAY viewer sent us a message on Facebook asking for our help. Jean Sidbury says Duke Energy Progress did some tree trimming in her area a few weeks ago. She says their heavy equipment did some serious damage. Full story...
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Deputies: Ash man facing murder charge found dead in Brunswick Co. Jail cell

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Deputies say a man who was behind bars at the Brunswick County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell early this morning after an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's K-9 dies over the weekend

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie." Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. Full story...
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License check results in five drug arrests

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According to spokeswoman Emily Flax, officers were performing a license checking station at Old Shallotte Road and McMilly Road in Shallotte around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They said they found 89 bags of heroin along with pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and a gun in one car. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. courthouse affected by statewide shortage

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videoA shortage of court reporters is creating some issues for courtrooms across the state. Because of that shortage, the Brunswick County courthouse had to push back the trial date for former Northwest police officer Michael Hayes. Full story...
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Woman continues fighting to ban book in Brunswick County

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videoCedar Grove Middle School's Media Committee decided to keep "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" on school shelves, but one community member says she's going to continue fighting. The award winning book has been described as an accurate depiction of bullying and racism, but Frances Wood says it has no redemptive qualities to it. Full story...
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