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Brunswick County News

Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

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The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alerts issued in Surf City, Caswell Beach

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State officials today are notifying the public that testing at an ocean-side site in Pender County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards. Full story...
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Beaches look for Labor Day bounce back

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Hurricane Irene took a toll on beach businesses this past weekend, but many are hoping Labor Day weekend will make up for the loss. Full story...
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Area beaches survive Irene with little erosion

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Hurricane Irene were predicted to wreak havoc on our area's beaches, but thanks to the shift in her track, the impact was minimal. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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Judge Jolly files brief in Supreme Court regarding traffic court

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Judge Jerry Jolly has filed a brief in North Carolina Supreme Court in response to District Attorney Jon David's appeal of Jolly suspending traffic court in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene: By the numbers

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Hurricane Irene will not appear in the "Top 10" list of North Carolina hurricanes. Not even close. However, Irene was a good reminder that even a "weak" hurricane or tropical storm can create impressive wind gusts and flooding rain. Full story...
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Titans cut former North Brunswick Scorpion

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Belville's Owen Spencer has been released by the NFL's Tennessee Titans. NFL teams have to trim their rosters to 80 by Tuesday afternoon. There will be more cuts prior to the start of the regular season. Full story...
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Frustration mounts as power outages linger

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video The lights are still out in parts of our area two days after Hurricane Irene swept past the Cape Fear coast. Those without generators are beginning to get frustrated, as temperatures and tempers continue to rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. catching grief for not cleaning up debris; May change mind (UPDATED @ 5:15 pm)

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video There is no decision whether the county will activate it’s debris removal contract. New Hanover County is awaiting word whether the county will receive payment from FEMA to cover the cost of countywide debris pick up. The cost to New Hanover County government could be as high as $500,000. Full story...
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