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Brunswick County News

Artificial reef project advances in Oak Island

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videoOak Island is one step closer to an artificial reef off its shore. Residents had the chance to voice their opinions at a public meeting Monday night. The majority who showed up were for the reef; hoping a place to grow the fish population will also mean economic gain. Full story...
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North Carolina Journalism Hall of Famer dies at 92

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A Brunswick County woman who once ran for lieutenant governor has died. Margaret Taylor Harper died Sunday in Durham from complications after a stroke. She was 92. Full story...
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Defense attorneys try to limit liability in parasailing tragedy

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videoFriday brought new information in an parasailing accident that killed two women in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Farmers markets helps "Buy Local" push

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videoEvery Thursday morning vendors set up a farmers market at the Waterford Shops in Belville. But today was a little different, with an increased focus on buying local. Full story...
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Rocky road for superintendent Katie McGee

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videoAfter six years as an associate superintendent and a stretch as interim superintendent, Katie McGee has had the top job in Brunswick County Schools for nearly five years. But as WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo reports, it's been a rocky road. Full story...
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Katie McGee's contract not to be renewed with Brunswick County Schools

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videoKatie McGee's days as the Brunswick County School superintendent are numbered. The school board decided Tuesday night not to renew her contract come June 30th. They will begin looking for a replacement as soon as possible.

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Brunswick County Health Department confirms no H1N1 in schools

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The Brunswick County Health Department says there are no confirmed cases of H1N1 in their schools. Full story...
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Artificial reef off Brunswick coast hopes to stimulate fish populations

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videoBuilding new homes for fish - one reef at a time. The Long Bay Artificial Reef Association is working to establish a new reef in Brunswick County to help boost the fishing industry. Full story...
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Brunswick 4H celebrates 100 years

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video4H started in North Carolina 100 years ago. The centennial is being celebrated throughout the Tar Heel State at various times. Monday night it was Brunswick County's turn, and WWAY’s John Rendleman was there. Full story...
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Arrest made in case of escaped prisoner

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videoWe have an update on an escaped inmate out of Brunswick County. Sheriff's deputies arrested Rosher Rodriguez-Aguilar's ex-girlfriend late last night. Full story...
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Brunswick County Intercultural Festival takes place Sunday

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The festival, which celebrates diverse cultures that make up Brunswick County, will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Full story...
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Former sheriff Ron Hewett to be released early

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It looks like former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett will be released from prison early. Hewett is supposed to get out of federal prison on January 12th, and sent to a halfway house.

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Sheriff Ingram answers questions about missing inmate

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videoA WWAY exclusive interview with Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram answered questions as to how one jail inmate was mistakenly released on Sunday. This mix-up has led to an internal investigation of the detention officer, as well as another investigation looking another inmate's involvement in the escape. Full story...
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Brunswick Community Hospital places restriction on visitors

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Brunswick Community Hospital is changing visitation rules starting Thursday as a precaution against the spread of the flu, including H1N1. Full story...
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Video camera helps solve break-in mysteries

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Department pressed its new helicopter into service in the search for a suspected burglar. They say William Hewett was involved in multiple break-ins overnight. Full story...
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