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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Mike Leggett, a co-owner and reporter for Leland’s “Local News Review” newspaper died last night after a brief illness.

Leggett, 55, was active in the community in northern Brunswick County, including volunteering with the North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade and the Cape Fear Italian Festival, as well as covering news for the LNR, which recently ceased publication.

LNR co-owner John Crowder says his old partner will be greatly missed.

“I think we’ve lost a good community-spirited person with Mike,” Crowder said. “He always stayed involved and made sure, particularly when we have the newspaper, he kept the town council and the police department fairly honest.”

Over the last several years, Leggett, a longtime friend to WWAY NewsChannel 3, appeared on newscasts with updates from the LNR and the Leland area.

His memorial service is at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Leland with visitation before at 3 p.m.

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  • jane crowder

    Mike’s memorial service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Leland at 4:00pm. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
    Mike will be missed by all. Please keep Linda and the family in your prayers

  • The Racing Review

    Mike was a great man who will be badly missed. I have been told there will be a private cerimony some time next week. Any donations should be sent to:

    Mike Leggett
    108 Loop Rd
    Leland Nc 28541

    We will be hosting a 2 tribute to Mike on Next weeks Racing Review which can be heard on the Djc Sports Network or by going to http://www.theracingreview.com

    Join us This coming Wednesday Night at 7pm Est

    Glasgow Hicks
    Producer The Racing Review

  • LelandGal

    Mike will be missed… Life is too short for his family… Rest in Peace….

  • Gary Rabon

    Mike gave so much to so many people in and around the Leland area. He was full of life and loved people. He touched so many people in his lifetime, including myself. Mike will certainly be missed. Please keep his wife and family in your prayers in this difficult time in their life.RIP my friend!!

  • Liz

    Mike was the ring bear at my wedding when he was very young. He is my nephew. His Mom, Lois was my sister. He has always held a special place in my heart. Living in Atlanta, I didn’t see him often but he kept me up-to-date by sending me the LNR. I will miss him.


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