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Driver dies after crashing into log truck

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A Lake Waccamaw man is dead after crashing into the back of a log truck. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter trying to clean up from roach infestation, stem cat eye infections

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videoCockroaches, eye infections and chemical pesticides. These are just a few of the complaints we've received about the Columbus County Animal Shelter in Whiteville. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Video shows aftermath of shooting that killed teen, witness suspects set-up

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videoPolice say they're trying to identify at least five young men who they say might be involved in Saturday's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Chadbourn. Now, new video of the crime has surfaced. Full story...
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16-year-old shot and killed, police looking for 5 suspects

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videoPolice in Chadbourn say they are trying to identify five men they believe were involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old from Clarkton. Full story...
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17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool

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Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was found floating face down in the pool around 4 p.m. Sunday at the home near Cerro Gordo. Full story...
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State investigates fire that left an elderly Fair Bluff woman dead

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State investigators are looking into a house fire that left a 75-year-old Fair Bluff woman dead. Full story...
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Burglary ends with man stabbed to death

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video Columbus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary overnight that ended with a man stabbed to death. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to murder

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A man Chadbourn police say is a known gang member has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Full story...
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Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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videoA conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Full story...
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DA: Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for using deadly force

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video Two Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for their use of deadly force. Full story...
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7,500 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills

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Lake Waccamaw leaders are awaiting water test results after they say thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Lake Waccamaw when it rained following two sanitary sewer spills. Full story...
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Jury brings back guilty verdict in 2011 murder

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videoA Columbus County jury this evening returned a guilty verdict in a 2011 murder case. They found Albert Henry, 37, guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the death of Chad Bellamy in Tabor City, according to District Attorney Jon David. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD fills up grocery carts in Whiteville

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videoSurprise Squad not only filled up some grocery carts, it also helped out a good cause at the Food Lion in Whiteville Thursday. As a special promotion at Food Lion, for every re-usable bag a customer buys for a $1.19, Food Lion will donate five meals through their 'Feeding America' program. Full story...
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Tabor City man heads to prison for 2013 shooting

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A fight over a $5 poker game has earned a Tabor City man up to five years in prison. A judge sentenced Prentice Reaves to 40 to 60 months in prison after a jury convicted Reaves of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former cop charged with peeping makes first appearance

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videoA former Fair Bluff police chief made his first appearance in court today. Donald Brian Beauchaine is charged with 10 counts of secret peeping. Full story...
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