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Leland Police take tougher stance on Walmart shoplifting

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videoLeland Police are addressing a shoplifting problem at the town's biggest store. Today Police Chief Tim Jayne announced anyone caught stealing from the Leland Walmart will face stricter procedures and punishments. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brunswick murder suspect makes court appearance

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video A Brunswick County man charged with murder made his first appearance in court this morning. A judge order James Carson Young, 29, of Leland held without bond. Full story...
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Leland's Charter Day School - 235 applied, only 89 will get in

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In compliance with public charter school admission guidelines, the school admits applicants by public lottery. Due to high demand resulting from a state-imposed cap on the growth of charter schools, more than 200 parents are expected to attend. Charter Day School, along with local officials, will conduct a fair and unbiased lottery by pulling numbers out of an opaque container. Full story...
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New Year's Day crash claims life of New Hanover football player

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video Queyshon King was the heart and soul of New Hanover's stingy defense. He was the starting middle linebacker for Kevin Motsinger's Wildcat fooball team. WWAY NewsChannel 3 has confirmed King died in a car accident Saturday in Leland. Full story...
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Last call coming for Leland bar

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video Come New Year's Day JW's Place will close up shop for good. Regulars say this place is so much more than a bar. They say it's a bar where they made great friends and great memories. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thompson berates Futch about Skyway comments

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video If there's anything you can say about New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson it's you know where he stands. This week Thompson challenged the mayor of Leland to set the record straight after the mayor falsely accused Thompson of having a conflict of interest in the proposed Cape Fear Skyway project. Full story...
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Minor fender benders show traffic problems in Leland

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video The Cape Fear Skyway bridge has been up for debate for years. On days like today, its absence has many commuters scratching their heads. Full story...
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DOT tries to fix 74/76 damage before more rain falls

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Department of Transportation crews will be back to work this morning to try and finish repairs on US 74/76 in Brunswick County. The outside lanes in each direction are closed at the Leland town line. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: State of Emergency in Brunswick County

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video Talk about a case of the Mondays. Flooding in Brunswick County left drivers frustrated as they were forced to look for an alternate route to get home. Highway 17 shut down around 7 p.m., and it's not hard to see why after the county declared a state of emergency. Full story...
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Italy comes to Cape Fear

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videoPeople from all over the Cape Fear region got a taste of Italy at the second annual Cape Fear Italian Festival. Proceeds from the event support students at Brunswick Community College and Step up for Soldiers. Full story...
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An exclusive sneak peek at this weekend's Cape Fear Italian Festival

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videoLast year Mother Nature tried her best to rain out the first ever Cape Fear Italian Festival. Still thousands visited Leland's tribute to delicious food and great culture. This year, the festival is back and even bigger and better. Full story...
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Investigations continue into Leland fires

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There were three fires last week, including one that destroyed the Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church. Full story...
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Congregation holds service two days after church burns

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video Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church in Leland is barely standing after a mysterious fire leveled it early Friday morning. But the congregation still stood on Sunday thanks to a little help from a church up the road. Full story...
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Leland celebrates Founder's Day

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Leland is celebrating 20 years of incorporation during an event known as Founder's Day. It's the town's biggest event of the year - drawing thousands of people. Full story...
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Supporters rally for gas station's flag

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About 150 people gathered together for a Save the Flag rally at the Buy 'n Go gas station on Highway 17 in Leland. The Leland town council ordered a large flag at the gas station to come down because it violates town ordinance. Full story...
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