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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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Rash of car break-ins, thefts plague Leland neighborhoods

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Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne says they happened Thursday night into Friday morning in the Stoney Creek and Snee Farm neighborhoods. Full story...
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Flag flap continues after Leland council's decision

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video According to the Leland town ordinance, a flag pole can't be more than 40 feet high, but the one at the Buy and Go gas station is 60 feet high, and even with the additional height council members are worried, when flown at half staff, this flag won't fly properly. Full story...
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Flag flap finished?

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Leland Town Council decided a giant American flag must come down. Full story...
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Suspects in jail for Leland shotgun theft

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Jeremiah Tumblin and Elliot Watkins are charged with breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm. Full story...
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One arrested, one wanted for Leland-area break-in

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In this week's Fugitive Files, Brunswick County deputies say they've solved a breaking and entering in the Leland area from last week, but need your help finding one of the suspects. Full story...
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Leland gets grant for new park

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The town received $500,000 to develop a nature park off Highway 17 behind the Westgate Development, which includes Walmart. Full story...
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Leland won't fine flag flyer for now

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The town will address the flag issue at a planning meeting in June and council meeting in July. Full story...
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Leland goes wireless

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Leland town officials cut the cord today making way for a new wireless network throughout the community. Full story...
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