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Brunswick County News

ONLY ON 3: Former teacher accused of sexting avoids jail, trial delayed

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The former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student avoided jail by showing up for court this morning. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom for Mark Riel's hearing. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Turmoil in Leland Police Dept. cause for concern, deeper look

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Police Chief Timothy Jayne is at the heart of the problem. He either has lost control of his department or has an iron-fist management style coupled with a lackadaisical work ethic, depending on which side you believe. And that should be a signal to Jayne, to the town manager and to the town council that his days as chief are numbered. Full story...
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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

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video A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor's pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog's owner says she takes full responsibility for the attack. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

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If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says marketing fraud is all too common. Full story...
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Tea Partiers say Occupy movement is not their liberal equivalent

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The 2012 Presidential election is now less than one year away, and conservatives and liberals are doing everything they can to swing voters in their direction. Full story...
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Hoop star gives away turkeys in hometown

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Cedric Simmons is playing for a pro team in Spain, but this weekend he and his family are making sure needy families have a good Thanksgiving. Full story...
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NRC starts special inspection at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will launch a special inspection at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear power plant to assess the circumstances surrounding an event on Wednesday that required operators to shut down the Unit 2 reactor. Full story...
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Leland town council meeting

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The Leland town council held their regular meeting Thursday night. It was a slow night by Leland standards. In fact most of the agenda covered planning board recommendations. Police Chief Tim Jayne was in attendance as were out going town manager Bill Farris and soon to be town manager David Hollis. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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Truck drives into Brunswick Co. convenience store

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A pick-up truck plowed into a Brunswick County convenience store this morning. It happened at the Scotchman on NC 133 in Belville near US 74/76. Full story...
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