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Brunswick County News

Southport man pleads guilty to statutory rape

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Brunswick county man pleads guilty to statutory rape. The District Attorney's office says 22-year-old Joshua Benjamin Higgins of Southport pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for incidents that occurred with a 13-year-old girl in 2009. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police officer shot in groin with training bullets wins harassment complaint against department

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We have learned that a Leland police officer recently filed a harassment charge against the police department - and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found in her favor late last week. Multiple sources tell us Sherry Lewis was shot in the private area multiple times with training simulation ammunition by fellow officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 5-year-old put on wrong school bus, dropped off at Walmart

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video A Brunswick County family is upset after a five-year-old girl was put on the wrong school bus and dropped off at the Walmart in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Body found in SC 11 years ago identified as Brunswick Co. woman

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videoThe body of a Brunswick County woman found 11 years ago has finally been identified. Investigators in South Carolina say the remains they found more than a decade ago are Michelle Haggadon of Bolivia. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Hewett accused of threat

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According to a Shallotte Police report a customer at Jones Ford, where Hewett is a salesman, claims the former lawman threatened him and showed a closed fist. Full story...
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Shallotte man charged in SC stabbing

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A Brunswick County man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing last month in South Carolina. Full story...
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FEMA: $12M approved for NC Irene relief

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Nearly $12 million in state and federal money has been approved for people in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Leland honors town founders

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Leland is the fastest growing town in North Carolina, and Saturday, residents celebrated the founders. Full story...
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Week # 4 - High School Scoreboard

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Week four of the high school football season is complete. Topsail is no longer undefeated. Hoggard, Laney and North Brunswick remain unbeaten. In fact the Vikings, Bucs and Scorpions all posted impressive victories and for the second week in a row all four high schools in New Hanover County won. Full story...
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