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Brunswick County News

FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Ronald Hewett lived, died a local legend

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Ronald Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County. He was an icon. Full story...
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Prospects for big employer in Brunswick Co. still early in process

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video State documents say a company is considering bringing a thousand jobs to Brunswick County, but the county's economic development chief says everything is still very preliminary. Full story...
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Deputies looking for suspect who has avoided them for months

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives need help finding a Shallotte man they've been looking for for months on multiple charges. Full story...
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Hewett to remain jailed on federal gun charge

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video Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett will remain in federal custody until a probable cause hearing next week a judge ruled this morning. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Brunswick County Schools Operations Division

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videoThey're some of the hardest working people in school. The Brunswick County School's Operations Division are the people who make everything run. Full story...
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UPDATE: Silver alert canceled for missing teen

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video The Silver Alert for 15-year-old Antonio Demetruis Hansley has been canceled. Thursday evening, Hansley's mother Tammie told us she was called by Wilmington Police to come confirm if someone they had in custody is her son. Full story...
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Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD: Woman gets help from WWAY and co-workers

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videoThanks to a generous donation from Perry's Emporium, the Surprise Squad was in Bolivia Wednesday. WWAY helped out several people, surprising them by paying their water bills. When one employee couldn't pay her own water bill, the compassion of her co-workers came through. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge

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videoFormer Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Full story...
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Mentally ill teen still missing from Navassa

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videoIt's been nearly a week since a 15-year-old ran away from his therapeutic foster home in Navassa and a day since a Silver Alert was issued for him. Now Antonio Demetruis Hansley's mother and caregiver are worried something bad has happened. Full story...
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Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

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video Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail. Full story...
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New Hanover man charged with sex crimes with child in Oak Island

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videoA New Hanover County man is charged with sex crimes involving a child in Oak Island, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant shows police arrested William Allen Jackson, 56, Thursday and charged him with statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for Navassa teen

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Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for ANTONIO DEMETRIUS HANSLEY, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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