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Brunswick County News

Brunswick County gets prepared for emergency

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videoBrunswick County Emergency Services held a special training exercise this weekend that dealt specifically with natural disasters. Fire departments, police departments, EMS workers and hospitals from across the state were invited to participate. Full story...
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Homecoming weekend for Navassa

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Residents of the Brunswick County town of Navassa were able to share their community pride during the 28th Annual Navassa Homecoming Weekend. Full story...
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Nudists take the plunge for skinny dip world record

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videoSaturday was the day nudists all across the nation have been waiting for, as several nudist resorts, including Whispering Pines in Brunswick County, gathered in an attempt to set a world record. Full story...
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Holden Beach officer charged with driving patrol car impaired

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A Holden Beach police officer is being charged with a DWI while driving a patrol car. Lieutenant Kendal Smith was arrested Thursday night in Shallotte after police say his police car was speeding out of a Walgreens parking lot. Full story...
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Countdown is on for the skinny dip record

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Many of us, at one point in our lives, have skinny dipped. It may have been in the middle of the night. It may have been in the privacy of your own backyard pool. Regardless, a world record skinny dip is less than 24 hours away. Full story...
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Topping out ceremony for Brunswick Community Hospital

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Construction on the new Brunswick Community Hospital paused today for an age old tradition. The topping out ceremony celebrates the placement of the last and highest beam, marking the end of the most dangerous phase of construction. Full story...
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Ocean Island Beach holds fundraiser for turtles

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The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol held a fundraiser on Wednesday at the community center. There was a silent auction, educational programs, even a meet and greet with April the sea turtle. Full story...
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Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident

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A Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident over the holiday weekend. It happened while Deputy Charles Murray was off-duty on his personal boat near Holden Beach. Full story...
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The Coastal Company misses deadline, property owners can't build

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The Coastal Companies, headed by Mark Saunders, missed the deadline to install water, sewer, and roads in several developments, including Seawatch and Ocean Ridge Plantation. As a result of this, many property owners are in a bind because they can't build homes until that infrastructure is complete. Full story...
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Sub-station to open in Brunswick Forest

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Brunswick County Commissioners are expected to give the go ahead on a new sheriff's department sub-station in Leland. Full story...
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Spectators gather at Southport parade

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Hundreds gathered in Southport Saturday for the state's official Independence Day celebration. It was where art, celebration and of course patriotism collided. It's been that way for three decades. Full story...
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New citizens welcomed in Southport

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videoThe 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is well underway in Southport, and there was plenty of activity there Friday afternoon. The highlight of the day... 143 people became U.S. citizens, including one man who calls Brunswick County home. Full story...
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Tuberculosis results back for Brunswick County Jail

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The tuberculosis tests are back for people possibly exposed to the disease in the Brunswick County Jail. Of the four hundred plus tests administered to inmates and employees, 33 people tested positive. Full story...
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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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