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Deputies: Woman uses child, 4, to smuggle pot into jail

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A mother is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into a jail for her boyfriend. Deputies said she stuffed the weed in her four-year-old son's pant pocket. Full story...
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Man charged after Columbus Co. shooting

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videoInvestigators with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office say a man is facing charges after trying to attack his former girlfriend. Full story...
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Replacement of 41-year-old Col. Co. bridge starts soon

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work will start next month to replace a 41-year-old bridge in Columbus County. Full story...
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Innocence hearing set Friday for Joseph Sledge

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A three-judge panel will meet Friday in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission’s recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976. Full story...
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Community rallies to replace items lost in school fire

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video A community pulls together to replace items lost in an elementary school fire. Full story...
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Bank employee injured in armed robbery

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videoWhiteville police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a bank robbery. Full story...
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Suspect accidentally released back in jail

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A shooting suspect who was accidentally released from jail is back in custody. Full story...
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Whiteville police looking for arsonist after 10 suspicious fires reported

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videoTen suspicious fires spanning five years have police on the lookout for who is starting them. Three of those fires have been set in the last six weeks. Full story...
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Shooting suspect accidentally released from jail

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County are looking for a shooting suspect who was accidentally released from jail last night. Full story...
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Woman charged with killing man last week

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videoColumbus County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a woman and charged her with a murder that happened last week. Full story...
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