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Brunswick County News

Suspect admits human trafficking in prostitution case involving cop, firefighter

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video A man connected to a prostitution case involving a former police officer and a former firefighter has pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor. Shawn Christopher Conley entered the plea today in Brunswick County Superior Court, the District Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE: NC 7 GOP Congressional Candidates’ Debate

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video All Republican candidates for the 7th District U.S. Congressional seat will participate—Chris Andrade, David Rouzer, and Woody White. Topics will include immigration, budget/national debt, economy/jobs, foreign affairs, national defense, health care, and more. Full story...
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Three teens arrested for school vandalism

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested three in connection with an incident that happened at Lincoln Elementary School in Leland early Friday morning. Full story...
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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas

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A man wanted for a sexual assault in Leland late last year has been arrested in Texas. Leland Police Sgt. Nick Jacoby says Raul Antonio Cortez was arrested last week in Midland, TX. Full story...
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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa

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video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs. Full story...
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UPDATE: Shallotte woman, 13-month-old daughter found

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videoBrunswick County detectives are asking for help finding a missing Shallotte woman and her 13-month-old daughter. Trish Elizabeth Whitley's father last saw her Monday at 1792 Chadwick Landing in Shallotte. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Coastal Consumer Showcase

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videoGeorge explores the 4th annual Coastal Consumer Showcase. Full story...
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SC man charged with trafficking ecstasy in Brunswick County

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A South Carolina man has been charged after Brunswick County deputies caught him with a large amount of the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Victim's family disappointed with verdict for girlfriend who killed boyfriend

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videoThe verdict and sentences are in for a Brunswick County murder case. While the jury did convict Julie Ann English of killing Michael Pate in Supply, it was on a lesser charge. The victim's family is disappointed by that. Full story...
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Search continues for missing schizophrenic man

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videoThe Southport Police Department is continuing the search for Adam Karami Muhammad, 22, Police Chief Jerry Dove said Tuesday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: English found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in death of boyfriend

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videoA Brunswick County jury has convicted a 50-year-old woman in the death of her boyfriend. They found Julie ann english of voluntary manslaughter in the death Michael Pate. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian hit and killed on Brunswick River Bridge identified

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video A pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car on the Brunswick River Bridge Friday night has been identified. Full story...
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Ola Lewis files to run for NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

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videoIt was no secret Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis planned to run for North Carolina Supreme Court this year. She made that announcement last summer. What was not widely known was her intention to run for Chief Justice. Full story...
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Woman accused of running over boyfriend takes stand in murder trial

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video A Supply woman took the stand today in her trial for allegedly hitting and killing her boyfriend with a car two years ago. Now it's up to a jury to decide if she was acting in self defense, if she murdered him or if the whole thing was an accident. Full story...
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