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Archive for July, 2012

Leland approves offering services to three neighboring towns

Friday, July 20th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland may soon be sharing more with its neighboring towns than just borders.

Leland Town Council passed an agreement Thursday night to extend services to Belville, Navassa and Sandy Creek.
They agreed to offer both animal control and building inspection services to the three Brunswick County towns if they choose to accept.

Town manager David Hollis says the towns requested help from Leland for the services. He says Leland’s animal control department is already helping out residents in Belville, but not the other two.

A fee agreement was also discussed for both services. Animal control will charge the towns’ residents $50 per animal pick-up and $25 if no animal is at the house. Hollis says for building inspections, Leland is proposing to split the fees on a 50/50 basis. Hollis says Belville commissioners will discuss the agreement during their upcoming Monday meeting.

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Leland police stepping up fight against elderly heat cases

Friday, July 20th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The dangers of heat can especially impact the elderly community. The Leland Police Department is expanding their efforts to keep at risk residents safe through these hot summer months.

It’s called the “Are You OK?” program. It has already been in place for a few years, but with help from volunteers, police department staff will now contact those on a call list to check how they are handling the heat three times a week instead of only calling on Fridays.

“Some of the elderly people may not have family members that can check up on them so we’re able to do that to make sure that they are OK,” says Leland Police Chief Mike James. “That they don’t need any medical attention or anything like the air conditioners or the heaters in the winter time.”

James says those interested in signing up for the program can call the Leland Police Department to be added to the list of residents called.

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StarNews:Three arrested after heroin sale at fast-food restaurant

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Brian Freskos

Counter narcotic agents arrested three people – including a reputed Bloods gang member – after witnessing a man sell heroin at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wilmington, officials said Thursday.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit set up surveillance on Wednesday at the Market Street Chick-fil-A, near the New Centre Drive intersection, and watched as an employee, Jarvon Everett, sold heroin out of the restaurant’s back door, according to sheriff’s office officials.

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Leland seeks to hold developer in contempt

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Town has sought to have Westport "megaberm" removed for five years

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City yet to reach agreement with Braves/Mandalay; talks not dead

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

City moving forward with public hearing for bond referendum

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