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Brunswick County News

Two men hold up Holden Beach store

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding two robbery suspects. Around 6:30 Wednesday night, two men wearing orange ski masks walked into Smith's Grocery and Hardware in Holden Beach. Full story...
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Former Brunswick County sheriff has new job

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Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back on the job, but not as a law enforcement officer. Hewett is working part time for... Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department collects unwanted pills

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Wednesday was the day to safely dispose of your old or expired prescription medication. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department collected hundreds of unwanted pills from the public, all in an effort... Full story...
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Leland Town Council finally has new member

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Round Three, and the winner is in. Martha Currie is officially a new member of Leland Town Council. In two recounts, Currie won both times by one vote. Full story...
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Brunswick County purchases refurbished gas chamber

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video"As good as new" doesn't quite cut it for animal rights activists. There was confusion as to whether a gas chamber recently purchased by the Brunswick County Animal shelter was "new." Turns out, it was refurbished. Full story...
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Southport seniors love their new center

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videoSouthport seniors have a lot to look forward to. This weekend is the grand opening of a new senior center in town; something they say is very much needed. Full story...
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Suspect arrested in Brunswick County armed robbery

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The search is over for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Brunswick County. Investigators believe 20-year-old Jarrell Smith beat and robbed the manager of Coastal Cinema in Shallotte Sunday night. Full story...
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Man behind bars after firing gun into Leland home

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According to police, Robin Ganey returned to a home on Village Road after an incident earlier in the day. That's when he fired 18 shots at the house. Three adults and one young child were inside. Full story...
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Shellfishing ban threatens holiday oysters

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videoWhen it comes to the holidays, there are some things you just can’t do without. “Oysters are top of the list. We have to have oysters for Thanksgiving, it's a must.” Full story...
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Northwest Police Department looking for Jabar Ballard

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Northwest police need your help finding a man wanted for holding his relatives hostage, and demanding money. Jabar Ballard is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault, and second degree kidnapping. Full story...
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Is new gas chamber most humane way to put down animals?

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videoBrunswick County Animal Services has a new gas chamber used to euthanize their animals, but the new installation has animal rights activists up in arms. Full story...
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Kids at Bolivia Elementary explore the moon

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videoSome kids at Bolivia Elementary know all about the moon. In fact, they have been learning all about it first hand. NASA loaned the school pieces of moon rocks. Full story...
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Brunswick County looks to change dangerous dog ordinances

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Brunswick County is getting closer to changing its ordinances regarding dangerous dogs. Health director Don Yausey told the Brunswick Board of Health Monday night that attorneys are reviewing the language of the ordinance, attempting to work out the kinks. Full story...
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Brunswick County voters ready for new faces

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videoJudging by the results at the polls, Brunswick County voters were ready for some new faces. Three incumbent mayors were edged out by new political challengers. The mayor-elects won by a good number of votes. Full story...
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Oak Island has a new mayor, Wallace beats Vereen

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videoIn Oak Island there will be a new mayor. Betty Wallace handily beating incumbent Johnie Vereen Tuesday night. WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro spoke with the new mayor-elect. Full story...
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