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Crews in Columbus County are investigating after a morning fire burns through part of a major elementary school there, causing the district to cancel classes. The school system’s spokesman said the fire started around 6 a.m. and likely destroyed the main building there.

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CresCom Bank ‘s agreement to purchase 13 branches from Virginia-based First Community Bank was finalized earlier this week, according to a news release. The acquired branches, located in South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina, increase CresCom Bank’s assets to $1.3 billion.

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Officials with Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation say a “software issue” has interrupted service to more than one thousand customers in the Shallotte and Supply areas of Brunswick County. Heather Holbrook, a Marketing and Communication Specialist with BEMC, says the outage is affecting 1,052 customers as of 8:30pm Monday night, despite the outage map showing more than 3,500 customers without power in the 28462 and 28470 area codes.

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About 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, volunteers gathered at Shallotte Presbyterian Church to prepare holiday suppers for those in the community who receive Meals On Wheels. Offered through Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver hot meals to adults 60 and older who are homebound or at BSRI senior centers and sites throughout the county.

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Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are searching for a man wanted for shooting another early Sunday morning in Shallotte. Deontray Tremel Bryant, 27, of Ash, is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to the sheriff’s office.

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We recently received an email from a woman who inherited a half acre of land in Shallotte when her grandmother passed away. Lenora Mitchell has been paying the taxes on that property since 2006, but only recently realized that Brunswick County was taxing her for twice as much land as she actually owns.

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Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. The hours of daylight recently dipped below 10 hours here in central Pennsylvania, and we’re still a month from the winter solstice.

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