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ONLY ON 3: Prank call costs Leland hotel thousands of dollars in damage, lost business

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video It's not your everyday prank. A string of phone calls across the nation where pranksters pretend to be working the front desk of a hotel and talk a guest into doing something drastic. It happened this weekend at a hotel in Leland. A guest set off the sprinkler system, triggering two hours of flooding. Full story...
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Leland Police correct training issues

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The Leland Police Department has fixed problems regulators found with its training and records. The police department released a letter today sent by North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division. The letter dated February 20 thanks the Leland Police Department for "correcting the deficiencies identified in the Field Audit Results report dated November 01, 2011." Full story...
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Lane closures on US 17/74/76 bridges near Leland Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes on the US 17/74/76 Bridges across the Brunswick River in Leland Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Full story...
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Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland hires interim chief, upholds Jayne firing

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video The Town of Leland is taking another step forward and putting the past behind it. Town Manager David Hollis announced Monday he has upheld the firing of former Police Chief Tim Jayne after Jayne appealed the termination. Hollis also announced Mike James as the police department's new interim chief. Full story...
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Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

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While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

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Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning. Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

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Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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