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Brunswick County News

BSL lake could stay closed through weekend

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The City of Boiling Spring Lakes has closed Spring Lake for testing. City Clerk Linda Merry says the city closed the lake yesterday after finding out Wednesday that a baby may have gotten sick after swimming in the lake recently. Full story...
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LIVE WITH GEORGE: Old Bridge Preservation Society

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videoGeorge traveled to Sunset Beach, where the Old Bridge Preservation Society is doing its best to keep the old Sunset Beach Bridge a living part of the community even on dry ground. Full story...
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Leland man arrested on insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Joshua Rex Walston, 26, of 1567 Lanvale Road, Leland; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans uses drugs, violates probation

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video Brunswick County's “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans has been flying under the radar, but today, she is back in the news. Evans tested positive on a drug test last week, violating her probation, which means she could be back in hot water and in the spotlight. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Despite contract, woman told she can't return unwanted bed

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One Brunswick County woman will soon be able to sleep easier at night. She ordered a Contour Adjustable Bed last month, but when she tried to return it, she ran into some problems. So she contacted TROUBLESHOOTERS for help. Full story...
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NC Appeals Court divided on Brunswick Co. school's 'bra lift' search

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video A State Court of Appeals has reviewed the legality of personal searches on students. In 2008, the Brunswick County Academy required a "bra-lift" search on its female students, which some say is unconstitutional. According to a ruling by the court of appeals today, the “bra-lift” search at the alternative school was degrading, demeaning and highly intrusive. Full story...
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BCSO, others say goodbye to K-9 who died on duty

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video When law enforcement officers lose their life in the line of duty, their funerals are very emotional. Today a tribute in Brunswick County took on special meaning as the Sheriff's Office said goodbye to a four-legged crime fighter. Full story...
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Dep. Zeller remembers his K9 partner Viper

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is grieving after losing a dedicated K-9 this weekend during a drug investigation. Full story...
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THE RANT: Judge Ola Lewis .. more the politican, less a judge

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Judge Lewis, we have higher expectations for our judges. We expect them to be ABOVE the riff-raff that happens on the political battlefield. Not only have you caused a division in the Brunswick County Republican Party, you've also chosen to wage two political battles -- which you've lost. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you stuck with what you know best, ruling on judicial and legal issues from the bench, and stay out of politics. Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties have enough drama already without you stirring up more. Full story...
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Judge's defamation claim rejected

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Judge Ola Lewis sued Edward Lee Rapp for defamation after he criticized her online for wearing a campaign button for another candidate last year. Full story...
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