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Columbus County News

Whiteville alum Tommy Greene moves on after injuries cut career short

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Tommy Greene is happy. Which doesn't sound like a remarkable statement until you consider that when he was just 26 years old, the big right-hander went 16-4 with a 3.42 ERA for an underdog Phillies team in 1993 that made it all the way to the World Series. He started 30 games that magical season. His future seemed unlimited. Full story...
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Whiteville's only movie theater may close if it does not convert to digital

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videoOne of the oldest movie theaters in North Carolina faces an ultimatum; convert to digital, or close. It's the only movie theater in Whiteville, but it may soon shut its doors. Cinema 3 opened in 1928, and has been entertaining generations ever since. But new technology might force it out of business. Full story...
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Detectives investigating murder-suicide in Tabor City

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video Two people are dead in Columbus County after what investigators say was a murder-suicide. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says it was called to Spivey Road near Tabor City around 8:30 a.m. after the three children who live here could not make contact with their parents. Full story...
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SBI investigates after alleged assault on a Sheriff's Deputy

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A man was arrested in Columbus County after allegedly assaulting a Sheriff's Deputy. According to investigators, Brandon Hamer grabbed Deputy Scott Collins around the throat and neck while Collins was trying to arrest Hamer for carrying a concealed handgun. Full story...
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9 taken to hospital after bus, tractor-trailer collide in Columbus County

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videoNine people have been taken to the hospital after a tour bus carrying students and a tractor-trailer collided on US 74/76 near Bolton in Columbus County. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Katie Diehl

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video When you look at Katie Diehl and Madison Hammonds talking with one another, you'd think they're old friends. In a way...they are. Madison is an eighth grade student at Central Middle School and though she likes eighth grade, she really loved seventh grade. That's because Mrs. Diehl was her teacher. Full story...
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Fair Bluff police leaders write open letter to residents

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videoFair Bluff's new interim police chief and a newly promoted captain wrote what they call a letter of affirmation and action to citizens. Full story...
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Whiteville's Ben Treece is our newest, biggest fan of the all new Cape Fear CW

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videoBen Treece of Whiteville posted this YouTube video today on our Facebook page. Looks like Ben's is our newest, biggest fan in Columbus County because we're launching the new Cape Fear CW on our 3.2 channel. Full story...
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Former Whiteville pitcher named tops in Orioles system

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videoA former Whiteville High School pitcher has won top honors in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League system. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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videoA federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges. Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Full story...
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