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FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

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video During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months and ordered to pay restitution for use of a town vehicle. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Where's D.A.R.E.? Donors to defunct Leland program look for answers

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video More than a dozen local D.A.R.E. programs have been set up in North Carolina, but one in our area has closed-up shop. The D.A.R.E. program in Leland is no longer around, but what has some supporters angry is what was done with the dollars raised. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As new mayor opens door to public, Leland issues still unresolved

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video As questions about the handling of the Sherry Lewis situation continue to swirl in Leland, the town's new mayor is opening her doors to the public. It's a chance for residents to have their voices heard on any number of issues. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland should take a lesson from East Spencer

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Have you heard yet about the two firefighters in East Spencer who shocked a junior firefighter nine times with a stun gun during a department Christmas party? Sounds familiar doesn't it? Sort of like when Leland Police Officer Sherry Lewis was shot between the legs with simulated ammunition during a training exercise last February. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland police officer caught in town controversy is fired

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video The police officer who was allegedly hit by Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne at a party has been fired. If you've been following our coverage of the situation in Leland, you've heard of Officer John Holman. Full story...
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THE RANT: Why is the Leland Town Manager continuing to allow Chief Jayne to force officers to take lie detector tests?

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We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We're told the paranoid chief is trying to find "leakers" on the force, discover what they're telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what's going on inside his department out of the media. Full story...
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THE RANT: It's official: Leland is out of control

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And I don't mean that in the "cool, funny, you're out of control, dude!" sense. I mean it in the classic "there is no one at the helm of this ship" way. That was blatantly apparent at last night's special closed session meeting. Full story...
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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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