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Brunswick County News

Oak Island bridge work to resume

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After months of investigation into the death of a construction worker on the new Oak Island bridge, work is scheduled to resume. Full story...
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Emergency Services Director for Brunswick County stepping down

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Randy Thompson announced he will retire from the Brunswick County Emergency Services Department no later than February. He has spent the last 30 years in public service. Full story...
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Brunswick County to have helicopter of their own

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office will soon have a new addition to its force, a helicopter. In order to add an aviation program, the department is leaving another.

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Brunswick County church struck by lightning, catches fire

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A Brunswick County church caught fire this morning, after its steeple was struck by lightning. Fire crews responded to St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 17 near 87 and had the flames under control within a half hour. Full story...
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Luxury home developer owes over one million dollars in taxes

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According to the Brunswick County Tax Department, luxury home developer Mark Saunders is behind on his property taxes, to the tune of $1.3 million.

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Southport experiencing a series of crimes

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videoThe quiet community of Southport appears to be in the midst of a mini-crime wave. Six break-ins in the past two nights, one resulting in a major fire, has investigators searching for answers. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board fires five, changes transfer request policy

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The Brunswick County School Board met Tuesday night and fired five South Brunswick High School employees. Full story...
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Fire thought to start from lightning strike

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Severe weather could be to blame for an early-morning fire Tuesday in Brunswick County. The fire started a little after 6:30 this morning at this home on Presidents Drive in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Oak Island to wait another month on Yaupon Pier purchase

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Looks like the Town of Oak Island will need to wait another month before it can officially purchase the Yaupon Pier. Full story...
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Brunswick schools all recycling

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Brunswick County is raising awareness about recycling. All county schools officially now have recycling programs. That means all the plastic bottles and cans that students used to throw away, will now be recycled into a new material. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Sunset Beach

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videoA swing bridge has long been the only way to get onto the island of Sunset Beach, but times are changing as construction is in full gear on a new, much bigger bridge. Full story...
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Dog Court: Trying to reverse the label of dangerous dogs

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videoWednesday night, WWAY's John Rendleman was in Brunswick County Dog Court for a follow-up on a case we first profiled earlier this month involving three American Eskimo dogs. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: History of Ocean Isle Beach

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videoThis month for our Cape Fear Pride series, we're exploring the towns that make up southern Brunswick County. Wednesday, we visited with Shallotte Middle School eighth graders who told us about Ocean Isle Beach... past and present. Full story...
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Brunswick County checking up on emergency plans

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With the recent cases of swine flu, Brunswick County is preparing for the worst. Brunswick County Emergency Services is making home visits to nearly 200 special needs patients to assess their ability to evacuate and find shelter in an emergency. Full story...
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Teen airlifted to hospital after crash in Brunswick County

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A teen was airlifted to the hospital after an accident in Brunswick County Monday. The crash occurred just before 5:00 p.m. at Maco and Goodman Roads near Leland. Full story...
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