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Brunswick County News

Southport death now considered murder

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What was being called a suspicious death of a 62-year-old Southport woman is now being ruled a homicide.

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Area farmers market gets financial boost

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Some people in Shallotte spent part of their Memorial Day weekend shopping. The Shallotte Farmers Market is now into its third week. It recently received a grant for more $24,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund. Full story...
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Star light, star bright

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Stargazers in Sunset Beach now have some new hi-tech equipment to help them learn about the cosmos. The Ingram Planetarium held its seasonal grand re-opening today. While closed, the planetarium upgraded. It now has a Sci-dome HD Digital Projection System. The planetarium is now the third in the world to have the technology. Full story...
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South Brunswick names new football coach

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After a lengthy interview process, the Cougars finally named their new head football coach Wednesday. Despite 55 candidates, South Brunswick hired from within the program. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Mail mix ups in Brunswick County

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videoJudy Andricak says her mail carrier is getting her mail mixed up with her neighbors. Sometimes it gets returned to her, sometimes it doesn't, and not getting her mail on time is starting to affect Judy’s finances. Full story...
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Emergency tweets being tried in Brunswick County

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videoBrunswick County Emergency Services have found a new way to communicate with the public; they are taking advantage of the social new networking site, Twitter. Full story...
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Expansion for Brunswick County Sheriff's Department

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department has staked a claim in Calabash. The department opened a new sub-station in this southern corner of the county. Full story...
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Leland Police to dispose of old prescription medicine

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In an effort to prevent prescription drugs from getting in the wrong hands, the Leland Police will properly dispose of prescription medication. The drop box will also prevent people from flushing their medication down the toilet, which can act as a source of pollution in wastewater. Full story...
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Grand re-opening for Oak Island Pier

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It had already been open for a week, but Saturday was the grand re-opening for what used to the Yaupon Pier and is now known as the Oak Island Pier. Full story...
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Coty cutbacks could be felt by other area businesses

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Cosmetic company Coty announced Thursday that more than 500 people will lose their jobs due to cutbacks at Leland and Rocky Point facilities. Coty employees aren't the only ones who will be affected; nearby businesses that have Coty employees as customers will also suffer from the cutbacks. Full story...
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Maritime Museum at Southport may make move to Fort Johnston

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The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport could have a new home next year. Thursday night, the Southport Board of Alderman voted unanimously to support Fort Johnston as the new home for the museum. Full story...
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West Brunswick students remembered Thursday night

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videoStudents are gathering at First Baptist Church in Shallotte Thursday night to remember two West Brunswick high students who lost their lives in a fatal car crash. The death of the two teenagers comes right around graduation time, a time when students usually gather to celebrate. Full story...
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Southport man is behind bars after break-ins

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A Southport man is behind bars in connection to a string of break-ins. Shawn Brennan is charged with breaking and entering, robbery and possession of stolen goods. Full story...
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Fatal crash claims another West Brunswick student

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A second West Brunswick high school student has died after a car crash last week. The highway patrol tells us 17-year-old Caleb Hawkins... Full story...
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Reaction to Oak Island annexation vote

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videoMany Oak Island residents are breathing a sigh of relief after annexation was voted down. Town council voted to drop the proposal Tuesday night to annex some 1,600 residents within the Long Beach corridor between Highway 211 and the Oak Island Bridge. Full story...
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