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Leland mayoral race a close one

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Many people voting in Tuesday's mayoral election in Leland consider the race to be a tight one. A steady flow of people from the town of Leland headed to the polls to cast their votes for mayor. The two candidates, current Mayor Walter Futch and his opponent Frankie Thomas have a combined 14 years of experience. Some voters we spoke to say the biggest issue facing the town of Leland is growth and they want their mayor to be able to handle future development. Leland resident Dawn Baldwin-Ivy said, "I think we need to be able to sustain the growth we currently have, provide the necessary resources, such as law enforcement, fire and water. And so that was really a huge point for me to make sure that I understood, who stood where on that particular issue." Voter Deanna Brown said, "We're a growing community and we need someone that is willing to get in their and knows how to prepare for that growth." The people of Brunswick County still have time to weigh in on these issues and more. The polls closed at 7:30 Tuesday night.

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