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Brunswick County News

Local reality show to air on internet

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There is a new reality competition coming to the Cape Fear region called the ‘Nation's Next Top Model Home’. In this web-based challenge, seven interior designers will have the chance to decorate the primary living areas of seven new model homes in the Compass Pointe Community in Leland. Full story...
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Bald Head Island residents vote to help re-nourishment effort

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Bald Head Island residents seem to agree that beach re-nourishment is worth paying for. In a special election Tuesday, island residents voted to raise taxes to pay for an approximately $17 million re-nourishment effort. Full story...
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Republican Stiller to leave NC House

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A state representative is stepping down. Brunswick County Republican Bonner Stiller is leaving the North Carolina House effective June 15th. Full story...
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Two construction companies face fines and violations in Oak Island Bridge accident

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Two construction companies must pay more than $9,000 in fines for the death of a man during construction of the new Oak Island Bridge. Full story...
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NRC plans to answer questions about Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

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How safe is the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant? That's a question the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will answer Wednesday night. Full story...
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The differences in dog courts

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videoIn New Hanover County, the Dangerous Dog Appeals Court is a three person volunteer panel, which hears each case. In Brunswick County, a five-man health committee acts as the jury. It sounds similar, but here's where the differences add up. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board holds final meeting on uniform policy

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Brunswick County School Board meets Tuesday night for its final reading of a uniform policy. In April, the school board voted “yes” to uniforms at Lincoln, Belville and Town Creek Elementary schools. Full story...
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Perry sentenced to 37 years

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The Brunswick County man who skipped the country during his trial for statutory rape has been sentenced. Brian Perry and his girlfriend fled to Belize in December. The two were found in early May, and brought back to the US last week. Full story...
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Leland man sentenced Monday after fleeing country

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The Leland man who fled to Central America last year while on trial in Brunswick County faces a judge Monday morning. Full story...
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Public hearing for Brunswick County proposed budget

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Brunswick County residents will get the chance to voice their concerns about the county's proposed budget. The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday night. Full story...
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Saunders given thirty day extension

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Brunswick County commissioners have just agreed to give a local developer 30 more days to make good on a promise to install roadways and infrastructure in a number of major developments. Full story...
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Topsail High students plug into auto world

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videoHere's a math problem for you: Take eight Topsail High students, add two cars, thirteen batteries and then subtract gasoline...What do you get? Nine national trophies. Full story...
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Topsail student athletes facing multiple charges, including stealing guns

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Two Topsail High School student athletes are in trouble with the law. Shawn Sidbury and Jeff Kath are each facing three charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

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Gator causes unique wake up call in Brunswick County

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videoIt was a harrowing scene along Highway 17 in Brunswick County this morning. It was not a car accident that slowed traffic; instead it was wildlife officers trying to catch an alligator. Full story...
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Brunswick County and Saunders feuding over tax money

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There are new developments in the case of a Brunswick County developer who owes more than $1 million in back property taxes. According to the Brunswick Beacon, Mr. Mark Saunders says his company hasn't paid the county, because the county owes him a substantial amount of money. Full story...
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