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Jury deliberations to continue Friday in Stevie Cox trial

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videoJurors in Stevie Cox's officer impersonation trial went home without reaching a verdict Thursday. Jurors began deliberating in the afternoon after a second day of testimony wrapped up in the case against Chadbourn's town manager. Full story...
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Testimony begins in Chadbourn Town Manager's trial

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video More than a year after he was charged with impersonating a police officer, Chadbourn's town manager went on trial today. The charge stems from a traffic stop in March 2011. Full story...
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Judge shuts down Columbus County nightclub

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A judge today shut down a Columbus County nightclub that prosecutors say has been the site of violent crimes, including a fatal shooting. Full story...
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Dewey Hill leads Democrats backing Republican McCrory

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video State Rep. Dewey Hill is one of the leaders of a statewide coalition of Democratic leaders backing Republican Pat McCrory for governor, McCrory's campaign said today. Full story...
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NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man arrested for wife's 2000 murder

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Columbus County Sheriff's detectives and investigators with the District Attorney's Office arrested John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 51, of Honey Field Road, Whiteville, for the 2000 murder of his wife, Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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Video details incident involving Chadbourn town manager

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video It's been more than 18 months since Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox was charged with impersonating a police officer. Today, we're finally getting a look at what led to the charge. SEE FULL VIDEO INSIDE. Full story...
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Already deemed unhealthiest, many in Columbus County won't buckle up

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video In April, Columbus County was ranked the unhealthiest in the state. Now county residents are considered the least likely in the state to wear a seat belt. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Moving Obama's speech costs Columbus Co. woman thousands

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videoPresident Obama's cancelled outdoor speech did more than disappoint. It will cost one Columbus County woman thousands of dollars. Full story...
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Three shot at Columbus County club

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One person remains in critical condition after a shooting early this morning in Columbus County. It happened around 2 a.m. at Balls Night Club in Evergreen. Full story...
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Fourth suspect wanted in Tabor City shooting

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video A month after being shot in the face and neck the health of a Tabor City man has finally stabilized. Full story...
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'Take the Lake' to get in shape

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For most of us Labor Day is a day of rest, but one Columbus County community is using it as a way to get in shape.video Full story...
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Boys & Girls Homes give teen moms in need place to adjust to new role

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Teen moms in Columbus County may soon get a helping hand in their new life. The Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw is in the process of opening a home, where pregnant teens in DSS care can live with their baby, while learning how to be a parent despite a lack of role models. Full story...
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2.75 million-year-old whale skull on display at Lake Waccamaw

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video A whale skull fossil found in Lake Waccamaw four years ago is now on exhibit. Scientists estimate the fossil is 2.75 million years old. They also say they may have discovered an entirely new species. Full story...
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B.J. Wright, wife arrested for jury tampering

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B.J. and Karen Sealey Wright are each charged with one count of felony conspiracy, harrassment of a juror and obstructing justice, according to the Columbus County Jail. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says more charges may be filed after investigators talk to the couple. Full story...
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