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Oak Island man dials up own arrest

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video We all dial the wrong number from time to time, but when 62-year-old Marlin Snead did it, it landed the Oak Island man in some pretty hot water with the police.. Full story...
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Brunswick County man warns others of a scam

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video These days, most people know to be careful when selling something on craigslist. But now there's a scam going around that just may tug on your heartstrings enough to make you fall for it. That's why one Brunswick County man is warning others of a new scam. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Riel back in court, trial date set

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For the second time this week the former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sexting a student was in court. Mark Riel is charged with indecent liberties with a minor after allegedly sending an inappropriate text to a student in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies get warrant for bank robbery suspect

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for a man they say robbed a Calabash bank this afternoon. Investigators say Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, of Little River, SC, robbed the Security Savings Bank at 10231 Beach Drive SW around 12:25 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man guilty of indecent exposure again

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A Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, a crime he's committed before. The District Attorney's office says Benjamin Stroup Korb, 48, of Holden Beach, entered the plea Monday afternoon in to two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure. It stems from an incident in Holden Beach in August 2010. Full story...
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McIntyre pushing Congress to honor veterans who continue service in community

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) was in Wilmington this afternoon to talk new legislation, and he thinks it's an issue everyone in Congress should be able to come together on. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former teacher accused of sexting avoids jail, trial delayed

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The former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student avoided jail by showing up for court this morning. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom for Mark Riel's hearing. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Turmoil in Leland Police Dept. cause for concern, deeper look

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Police Chief Timothy Jayne is at the heart of the problem. He either has lost control of his department or has an iron-fist management style coupled with a lackadaisical work ethic, depending on which side you believe. And that should be a signal to Jayne, to the town manager and to the town council that his days as chief are numbered. Full story...
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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

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video A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor's pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog's owner says she takes full responsibility for the attack. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

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If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says marketing fraud is all too common. Full story...
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