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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

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videoA Brunswick County factory will start cutting jobs soon. A spokesman for Victaulic says 90 positions will be eliminated over the next year. Full story...
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Leland bank introduces video teller machines

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videoOne bank in Leland is taking technology to another level. It is replacing some in-person bank tellers with ones via video. While it might seem less personal, users say it's just the opposite. Full story...
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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas

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A man wanted for a sexual assault in Leland late last year has been arrested in Texas. Leland Police Sgt. Nick Jacoby says Raul Antonio Cortez was arrested last week in Midland, TX. Full story...
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Crash involving patrol cars, 18-wheeler shuts down lanes in Leland

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Several cars crashed in Leland earlier this morning, shutting down lanes in the area, after dispatchers say a tractor trailer slammed into two empty patrol cars. Full story...
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Ice causing big problems on area roadways

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videoThe snowy and icy conditions are causing a lot of crashes all around the region. Some usually busy roads have been shut down or seen traffic grind to a halt. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Leland officer offers his take on firing

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video After Leland Police Chief Mike James released the details around why Richard Roman was let go on Tuesday, Roman says he could no longer keep his silence, and now he’s firing back at the once troubled department. Full story...
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Leland Police: Sergeant fired for trying to falsify training records

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videoA Leland police officer has been fired after the department says he tried to falsify training records. Police Chief Mike James says the town upheld Sgt. Rich Roman's appeal of his termination. Full story...
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Neighbors say unannounced railroad work a big headache

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videoMaintenance work on Brunswick County railroad track is causing some big headaches for neighbors as they try to go about their daily routine. "Today it was like, 'What's going on here?'" said Ronn Pifer, who lives nearby. Full story...
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No bond for Leland murder suspect

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video A murder suspect will be held without bond, a judge ruled during a first court appearance this morning. James Ketchum, 44, is charged in the shooting death early Monday of Jason Anderson, 33, in Leland. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted for Leland murder

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video The search continues for a man wanted for a murder in Leland. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the shooting death of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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NC Christmas Festival parades through Leland

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videoFolks decorated more than the tree for the holidays this weekend. Cars, bikes and even people dressed up with ornaments and tinsel for the North Carolina Christmas Festival Parade in Leland. Full story...
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NC Christmas Festival & Parade this weekend in Leland

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videoThe 22nd Annual NC Christmas Festival and Parade kicks off in Leland tonight at 5:30 with carols and dancing. The 2-day event is fun for the whole family and you can even meet some WWAY news anchors. Full story...
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Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland

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videoThis time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning. No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dashcam captures incident between Leland, Navassa officers

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video New details on the traffic stop that ended with a Leland Police officer's resignation last month. We now have the dashcam video that paints a clearer picture. "Just remember: once you leave your jurisdiction you are just a normal citizen," Sgt. Anthony Nathan is heard telling a Navassa officer on the video. Full story...
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Robbers get nothing after holding up Leland diner owner

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video A Leland restaurant owner was held up at gunpoint last night, but the crooks got away with nothing, police say. Full story...
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