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Cape Fear victims of homicide and crashes remembered

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videoFriday night, family, friends and the men and women who try to bring victims justice remembered Joshua Proutey and 103 others at Brunswick Community College. The 13th Prosecutorial District Attorney's office sponsored the 18th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service for people who died as a result of homicide, drunk driving, car crashes and domestic violence. Full story...
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Leland residents buzzing about proposed bee ordinance

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video A sticky situation is developing in the Waterford neighborhood of Leland where neighbors are trying to put a bug in the ear of councilmembers about the pros-and-cons of beekeeping. Full story...
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Marzano resigns as Brunswick Co. Emergency Services Director

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videoAnthony Marzano has resigned as Brunswick County Emergency Services Director. Marzano says his last day officially is Dec. 6, but that he will use vacation for most of that time. Full story...
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Christmas spirit takes over Southport

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video A visit from Charles Dickens gets everyone in Southport ready for the holidays. He'll be there in spirit, of course, as the streets are transformed into everything Dickens. Full story...
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Detectives searching for suspects who allegedly stole trailer

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for the people who stole a trailer Tuesday morning. Detectives say three men stole a yellow Kraftsman, dual tandem trailer from Back to Normal Construction in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Still no answers for Jaguar's Lair property owners

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video Jaguar's Lair was supposed to be a lavish development with lush greens and blue waters. Now property owners say their dream of luxury living has turned into a living nightmare. Full story...
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FBI, BCSO ask for help finding teen missing since 2011

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videoThe FBI and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are looking for new tips to find a teenage girl who has been missing for more than two years. Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen getting into a car outside of South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes on May 5, 2011. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport City Hall workers say mold a problem

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video Some Southport City Hall employees say mold is taking over their building, but they say when they reached out for help, nobody helped. Full story...
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David brothers' criminal presentation for a good cause

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video Jon and Ben David are twins with twin jobs. They prosecute criminals. Tonight they presented three cases from 911 calls to investigation, trial and conviction. The cases were connected to both New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Full story...
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Couple charged with restaurant break-in, robbery

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A Brunswick County couple is charged with breaking into and robbing a Calabash restaurant earlier this month. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives say James Alan Howarth, 36, and Tina Louise Watts, 35, of Calabash broking into the Seafood Hut Nov. 8. Full story...
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UPDATE: Officers search for leads after Ocean Isle Beach man found shot to death

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video Officers are looking for the owner of a white, mid-size car after a Brunswick County man was found shot to death in Anson County. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. court clerk appointed to state Task Force on Safer Schools board

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointments to a Task Force on Safer Schools today. The group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina, including James MacCallum who will serve as vice chairman of the board. Full story...
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Man wanted after high-speed chase

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video Police say a wanted man led them on a high-speed chase this weekend in Brunswick County. Navassa Police say they were doing a license check early Sunday morning, when a driver reversed and sped away. Full story...
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Two arrested in connection to Leland armed robbery

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested two in connection to an armed robbery that happened on Nov. 03 at a home on Hooper Rd., in Leland. Full story...
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Schools get look at scores under new standards

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videoThe results are in from last year's end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, and many schools in our area are seeing lower scores than last year. It's a trend seen across the state after a new, more rigorous curriculum was implemented last year. Full story...
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