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Leland Police Chief Fired

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Leland’s Police Chief Timothy Jayne has been fired.

Jayne’s release was announced along with other organizational changes for the town in Brunswick County, including the elimination of three administrative positions and another job at the building inspections department.

Deputy Chief Karl Smith will serve as interim chief until another leader is appointed or a permanent replacement is hired.

In a press release, Town Manager David Hollis said that the town is ready to move in a new direction to better serve the public.

Several new positions will be advertised in the next few weeks, including police chief, human resources director, and code enforcement officer. 

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After growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia, Michelle attended Virginia Tech before moving to Wilmington to complete her Master in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Her reporting and nonfiction writing have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, within the pages of Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and in literary journals like River Teeth and Ninth Letter. Before moving to Wilmington, Michelle served as the general manager for WUVT, a community radio station in Blacksburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband Scott and their pups, Katie, Cooper, and Mosey.