Brunswick Co. parents concerned about potential shift in school lines

The Brunswick County Board of Education will move forward with two public meetings to share staff proposals on school lines for a new middle school and proposed changes for an overcrowded elementary school.

  Mueller finishes Russia investigation, submits report to Justice Department

Mueller’s investigation has for the last 18 months traced the outlines of Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
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  Miller Lite sues Bud Light over corn syrup ads

The lawsuit accuses Bud Light parent Anheuser-Busch of starting a "false and misleading advertising campaign" that said Miller Lite and Coors Light use corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup.

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Teen charged in killing of NC trooper now accused of stabbing inmate

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to remain open this weekend after planned closure canceled

Boiling Spring Lakes tabs former Oak Island chief to lead police department

First Alert Forecast: sunny days, chilly nights for spring’s first weekend

Pedestrian hit, killed in Bladen County

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Bladen County early Friday morning, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.

  Woman accused of hitting parked school bus then fleeing scene

Pender Co. authorities looking for man accused of sexually assaulting Wendy’s employee

  Turning Commitment into Action: 15th Annual National Missing Persons Conference

Leland Town Council approves resolution to increase fire fees

Pender County solid waste stickers mailed out in March

  Forum held to eliminate racial injustice in schools after recent incidents upset families

  Officials believe husband requested silver alert for wife to cover his tracks

  State board sends sheriff’s election protest back to Columbus County, requires officials to take up residency issue

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Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up 1,000 percent, CDC says

In the five years from 2011 to 2016, the number of deaths linked to fentanyl grew from less than 1,700 to more than 18,000.

SPORTS

Another Seahawk leaving men’s basketball program

Hoggard’s Scout Philipp named WECT Athlete of the Week

Hoggard’s Scout Philipp is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

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  NCSBE wants ‘fresh start’ in Bladen County, declines to appoint former county elections board members

  Activists hold press conference, investigators share update on Paitin Fields homicide case

  Queen Azalea fires back on comments about her controversial Instagram post

FEMA says all eligible hurricane survivors have been housed

  Man arrested in shooting at Monkey Junction hotel

New Hanover County Dispatch said law enforcement responded to the area shortly after 8:30 for reports of a person being shot.
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  Parkland, FL, school shooting survivor takes own life

Sydney Aiello’s mother said her daughter felt survivor’s guilt and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being on campus the day of the shooting last year.

  Wilmington firefighters recognized for heroic effort during Hurricane Florence

First Alert Forecast: brighter skies developing in time for spring’s first weekend

  Brunswick Co. officials seeking man last seen a week ago

See smoke in the area? Orton Plantation is conducting controlled burn today