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Leland's NC Christmas Parade & Festival Saturday

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The Unity Group of North Brunswick in Leland presents the 19th annual NC Christmas Festival and Parade this Saturday. Full story...
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Leland settles claim from another police officer

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video The Town of Leland settled yet another claim against the town from a Leland Police officer at Thursday night's special council meeting. The settlement says officer Kevin Foss will resign as an employee, the claim he filed will be dismissed and the records concerning the situation will be sealed. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Deputies bust two senior citizens in Leland on drug charges

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Joe Clyde Robinson, who's 75-years-old, and Dorothy May Bennerman, who's 57-years-old, are facing multiple drug charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland council calls special meeting tonight to talk police and Chief Jayne

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Leland Mayor Walter Futch has called a special closed session meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. While Mayor Elect Brenda Bozeman either brushes us off or runs from our cameras when we request an interview, she tells the StarNews that the meeting will deal with personnel issues within the police department. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland Police Chief Jayne calls media coverage "witch hunt"

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Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne did his first interview this week with the 'Local News Review' since allegations surfaced of misconduct within his department and says the stories reported here and in the Wilmington 'StarNews' are a "witch hunt." Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Turmoil in Leland Police Dept. cause for concern, deeper look

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Police Chief Timothy Jayne is at the heart of the problem. He either has lost control of his department or has an iron-fist management style coupled with a lackadaisical work ethic, depending on which side you believe. And that should be a signal to Jayne, to the town manager and to the town council that his days as chief are numbered. Full story...
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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

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video A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor's pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog's owner says she takes full responsibility for the attack. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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Domino's fire due to stove malfunction

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Several fire crews responded to a fire at a dominos restaurant in Leland today. Firefighters from Leland, Navassa, Winnabow and northwest joined forces to fight the flames at the Domino’s on reed road. Full story...
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Leland leaders look at changing town's sign rules

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video The Town of Leland is making changes to sign laws and the permitting process for signs. The Leland Sign Committee has been working over the last several years to try and simplify advertising for business owners. Today was another step in the process. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE LNR: Leland leaders set for big pay hike

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video Voters in Leland will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new mayor and two new members of town council. When those three people take office, the town's elected leaders will be getting a significant pay raise. Full story...
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Biotechnology company to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County

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CMS Food Solutions, Inc., owner of an innovative proprietary food safety technology, will open a manufacturing facility in Leland according to the governor's office. The project is expected to create 52 jobs and the company expects to invest $4.4 million in the plant. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Audit leads to Leland police officer relieved of duty, questions about accountability

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video Missing documents. Officers not up to date on their training. In one case, it was so severe, an officer was relieved of his duties. That's some of what state regulators uncovered during a recent audit of documents and training files at the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Mayor Futch asks feds to investigate Barfield, Thompson, Sue & Saffo

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video While he has no interest finding out if allegations of misconduct and corruption within his police department are true, Leland Mayor Walter Futch has found time to ask the Department of Transportation to investigate allegations of conspiracy against area political leaders. Full story...
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State review found deficiencies in Leland PD training; LPD says most corrected

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A state review found dozens of training deficiencies within the Leland Police Department. The review conducted in September found 89 deficiencies in all, but Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne says most have been corrected. Full story...
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