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Brunswick County News

Crews continue to search for missing diver near Southport

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videoRescue crews are still looking for a missing diver that was last seen in the Cape Fear River near Southport. Rescuers say he was an experienced diver and was very familiar with the area. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Danny Stump went missing Saturday afternoon. Witnesses say he was last seen diving a few yards offshore looking for ancient artifacts. Full story...
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Seattle Seahawks add Owen Spencer to practice squad on Sunday

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The Seattle Seahawks released former North Brunswick Scorpion Owen Spencer on Saturday. It's the second release this week for Spencer, but Owen Spencer isn't heading back to Brunswick County. Instead, he signed with Seattle on Sunday as a member of their practice squad. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter after girlfriend dies in ATV accident

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A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after driving while impaired and wrecking his ATV, resulting in the death of his girlfriend. Full story...
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Brunswick county man convicted of sex offenses against a minor

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A Brunswick county man will serve 42 to 52 years in prison for numerous sex offenses against a minor. Full story...
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Man convicted in 2009 death of Southport woman

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A man has been sentenced in the 2009 murder of a Southport woman. Full story...
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Belville sets up hurricane debris collection site

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The Town of Belville will begin accepting vegetative hurricane debris free of charge from Belville residents at a collection site beginning on Tuesday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full story...
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Week # 3 - high school football preview

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video Week number three of the high school football season will back on its normal night after a different night last week. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the premier matchups. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alerts lifted

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Bacteria levels are back to normal at the public beach access at South Shore Drive and Kinston Avenue in Surf City. Same good news for Lighthouse Park in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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DOT figures out why bridge got stuck, working on repairs

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During testing operations overnight, NC Department of Transportation personnel determined that a brake motor malfunctioned causing a short circuit in the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge's computer system. As a result, the bridge remained open in its upright position for over an hour yesterday. Full story...
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