Brunswick County

Local
10:16 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in New Hanover County; officials urge mosquito precautions

The good news:  it’s rare.  The bad news:  there’s no vaccine, no cure, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis can be fatal.  People catch it from mosquitoes – and with the recent rains, mosquitoes are plentiful.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports that authorities in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties are urging residents to take simple steps to protect themselves. 

Mosquitoes pass encephalitis to humans – usually after biting an infected wild bird – which make great hosts for the disease. 

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Local
7:30 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Childhood obesity triples in Brunswick County since 2007

While obesity rates are not increasing nationwide, they’re not decreasing either.  The picture is even bleaker on the local level.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Brunswick County turns up surprising numbers of undiagnosed diabetics

Of the 26 million Americans who have diabetes, a quarter of them don’t know they have it.

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Local
11:30 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Brunswick Teaching Fellow up for Teacher of the Year

Melissa Warren is this year's Southeast Teacher of the Year. She's up for the state-wide honor to be announced in May. In this photo, she's holding a published copy of her students' memoir collection.

One of Melissa Warren’s ninth grade English students, Juan Morales at South Brunswick High School, says her class is like the Army—you must be on time, you must be prepared, and you must make every second count.

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Local
2:48 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Boiling Spring Lakes to Issue Refunds for Water Assessment

More than 4700 parcel owners in Boiling Spring Lakes will receive a $345 refund from the city in the next few months. 

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Local
1:09 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Homelessness Down across Region

By User:Nyttend [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Each year, the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council tracks the number of homeless living in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. 

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Local
4:38 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Leland Hires Interim Police Chief

Crime doesn’t take a break, even while a town government searches for its next police chief.

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Local
4:29 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

NC Dropout Rate Down

Pender High School

The dropout rate for North Carolina saw a marked decrease last school year. 

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Local
1:54 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Brunswick Churches Team Up for the Homeless

Donna Phelps, director of Building Hope Ministries
Wilmington Faith and Values

Brunswick County has its first homeless shelter network, thanks to a growing group of churches that have banded together in the area. 

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Local
6:06 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Leland Police Chief Fired

Leland’s Police Chief Timothy Jayne has been fired.

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