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Brunswick County News

Southport festival warms up for Fourth celebrations

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videoThe sounds of the Brunswick Big Band soothed the crowd on the first night of the 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival. Forty to fifty thousand people are expected to attend this year's festivities. Full story...
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Southport welcomes new US citizens

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Independence Day will take on new meaning for many North Carolina residents. Friday's the day they become US citizens. Full story...
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Some inmates quarantined while officials wait for remainder of results

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videoThere are more positive tuberculosis tests from people exposed to an inmate at the Brunswick County Jail. Inmates who've tested positive have been quarantined while county health officials await the results of the rest of the tests. Full story...
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Women plead guilty to prostitution charges surrounding Brunswick County sex sting

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videoA lawyer for six women, all employees of two businesses allegedly soliciting sex, pleaded guilty on their behalf in court Wednesday. The defendants were not in court, but sentenced to probation within the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Sewage pump station found, house lost

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videoFrancis Hollis moved into in his Leland mobile home in 1973, on a piece of land he says was given to him by his grandfather. Today, the home is mysteriously missing and a sewer pump station sits on the piece of land. Full story...
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Beach Day kicks off Fourth celebrations at Oak Island

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July 4th celebrations have already kicked off in Oak Island. Wednesday, the town held it's annual Beach Day celebration. Full story...
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Brunswick inmate tests positive for TB

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At least one Brunswick County Jail inmate has tested positive for tuberculosis, and a total of 400 tests have been given to see if the disease has spread. Full story...
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Southport signs on state property violating law

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Business owners hope some controversial signs in Southport will attract plenty of visitor attention. According to the city, some businesses have their signs on state property, which according to North Carolina law is illegal. Full story...
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Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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videoFor Southport visitors, the weekend will be all about flags, fireworks, and fun. For business owners, the first week in July is all about the economic boom. Full story...
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Brunswick's Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County's new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes. Full story...
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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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Intensity heats up at firefighter competition

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videoFire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter's competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete. Full story...
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Southport starts to celebrate Independence Day

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The city of Southport kicked off its Fourth of July Festival Saturday with its annual Freedom Run. Dozens of joggers participated in the 5K and 1K races that circled historic Southport along the Cape Fear waterfront. Full story...
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NO PORT discusses environmental impact, announces contest winner

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videoThe group NO PORT Southport met Thursday night to discuss the environmental impacts of the proposed port in Brunswick County Folks who attended had the chance to hear from a panel of environmental professionals and find out the winner of a contest sponsored by the group. Full story...
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High School Musical takes to the stage

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videoHigh School Musical fans are in for a treat this weekend. Thanks in part to a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council, High School Musical is coming to Odell Williamson Auditorium. Full story...
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