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Brunswick County News

Teacher of the Week: Mariea Carey

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videoMs. Mariea Carey has been teaching more than four decades! She admits she stopped counting at 40 years. But a former student's nomination may have her recounting some of the best years of her life. Full story...
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German shepherds rescued from puppy mill ready for adoption

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videoBrunswick County Animal Protective Services has been caring for five German shepherds rescued from a Duplin County puppy mill two weeks ago. When they found, the dogs were covered in mud and feces and inside of cages. Full story...
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Fire investigators: Lightning strike sparked fire at Southport home

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Fire investigators say a lightning strike hit a Southport home early this morning, sparking flames that eventually destroyed the house. Full story...
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Meet a 9/11 survivor at Brunswick Community College

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videoThe Foundation of Brunswick Community College invites you to see 9/11 through new eyes. They've called on a survivor of the attacks to share his inspirational story of victory and life after that terrifying "date with destiny" as he describes it. Full story...
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Trial begins for man accused of murdering an elderly woman

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videoThe trial for a man accused of murdering an elderly woman begins. After several days of delays due to a flu outbreak, the murder trial of 53-year-old Richard Grissett finally started this afternoon. He's accused of killing 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward at her home in November 2012. Full story...
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Brunswick County family mourns after teen drowns in Shallotte River

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video A Brunswick County family is mourning after investigators found the body of a 17-year-old high school student yesterday in the Shallotte River. Detectives say his death appears to have been an accident. Full story...
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Teen's body found in Shallotte River

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video A teen's body was found this afternoon in the Shallote River. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says around 2 p.m., a helicopter spotted a body floating in the Shallotte River. Full story...
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New ad pits old sheriff against current district attorney

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videoIt's not every day you see a democrat buy an ad supporting a republican, but that's exactly what a former sheriff did and more. Full story...
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Winnabow man wanted for assaulting pregnant woman caught

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has tracked down a man who was wanted for multiple assault charges after allegedly attacking a pregnant woman. Full story...
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Trial in murder of elderly woman delayed until Monday

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Opening arguments in the trial for a man charged with a 2012 murder will have to wait until next week. District Attorney Jon David says Richard Grissett's trial has been put off until Monday after the judge called in sick. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man dies after car rolls over

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videoHighway Patrol says a Winnabow man died this evening after he wrecked his car. Full story...
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Brunswick County leaders react to job losses

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videoNearly 100 people will lose their jobs when a Brunswick County factory transfers the positions to Mexico. Victaulic said it will eliminate those jobs over the next year. Full story...
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No one hurt as fire destroys Supply home

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videoA fire destroyed a Supply home this afternoon. Firefighters from the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department battled the flames, but they say the home is a total loss. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

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videoA Brunswick County factory will start cutting jobs soon. A spokesman for Victaulic says 90 positions will be eliminated over the next year. Full story...
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StreetSafe Driving program puts young drivers in real life situations

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video Texting while driving has passed drunk driving as the leading cause of teen deaths. That's one reason Brunswick County is taking a hands-on approach to drivers education, keeping everyone "StreetSafe." Young drivers get the opportunity to experience how easy it is to lose control of a car in a program one calls "Drivers ed on steroids." Full story...
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