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Brunswick County News

ONLY ON 3: Training and Standards Commission will visit Leland PD

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We've learned through independent sources that the North Carolina Justice Education Training and Standards Commission is scheduled to visit the Leland Police Department next week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Mayor Futch reneges on interview

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Leland Mayor Walter Futch joins a growing list of politicians who apparently don't want to answer tough questions and then cancels interview appointments. Last night after the town council meeting, Futch agreed to come to the TV station today to do a live interview at 5:30 p.m. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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WWAY's Week 5 high school football preview

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video Week number five of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Half of our area teams will begin conference play on Friday. A few teams will have the night off. Some schools are still finishing out non-conference play. Full story...
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Town of Leland settles with police officer shot in groin; Mayor says he is "out of touch"

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video The Town of Leland agreed to settle with a Leland Police Officer who was shot in the groin multiple times with training ammunition during an exercise. But town leaders claimed to know little if anything about what happened. The town's insurance company will pay Sherry Lewis $18,750 and her attorney $6,250. Lewis also agrees to resign her position and neither party will admit fault or liability. Full story...
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State, local leaders kicking around incentives for 'Project Soccer'

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video A new business could be coming to the Cape Fear, and it could bring thousands of jobs with it, but incentives could be the key for "Project Soccer." Full story...
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Local insurance agent arrested on alleged embezzlement charges

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A local insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says Earl E. Gay, 58, of Leland is charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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Swimming advisory issued at Caswell Beach

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The advisory affects waters at the public beach access at Lighthouse Park off Caswell Beach Road in Caswell Beach, where test results indicate a running monthly geometric mean average of 41 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, based on five samples taken within a 30-day period. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party

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video We have confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach. The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate. Full story...
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Leland Police stand by training that led to harassment complaint

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The Leland Police Department stands behind a training exercise that led to a harassment complaint from a female officer. Full story...
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