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Columbus County News

Warrants issued for three wanted for Tabor City shooting, robbery

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Police have warrants for three men they believe are connected to the robbery and shooting of David Grubbs in a Tabor City church parking lot. Full story...
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Woman in jail, three men wanted for Tabor City shooting

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video New details about a shooting last week in Tabor City. A woman has turned herself in to police in connection with the crime. Full story...
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Tabor City shooting victim recovering after surgery

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The man shot in Tabor City early yesterday morning is in serious condition in a Myrtle Beach hospital. Full story...
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B.J. Wright jumps out of courthouse window

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One of the troubled young men with ties to R.C. Soles is back in trouble and in the hospital. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says B.J. Wright jumped through a second-story window at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville this afternoon. Full story...
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Police say string of crimes overnight ends with man shot in neck, face

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video An early-morning shooting in Tabor City may be linked to as many as five people in two states. Police say they are working to figure out what crimes fit where after a shooting in a church parking lot led investigators to three other crimes throughout the night. Full story...
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Hog farm ordered to pay for wetlands preservation

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A Columbus County hog farm operator has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines and restitution for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman says faith helped her hold on until rescued from pond

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A Columbus County woman who mistakenly drove her SUV into a pond near Lumberton last week said Monday that she prayed and sang to pass the time until someone finally heard her cries for help. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for woman who may be heading to Columbus County

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A Silver Alert has been issued for Margaret Britt Simmons. Simmons, 84, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen in Lumberton. She could be headed toward Evergreen in Columbus County. She also has family in Bladen County. Full story...
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Boys & Girls Homes of NC and Thompson Child & Family Focus to unite programs

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Two nonprofitagencies – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina,Inc. (Lake Waccamaw-based) and Thompson Child & Family Focus (Charlotte-based)– have entered into a partnership that expands regional access to mental healthand child welfare community services aimed at improving the lives of vulnerablechildren and families. Full story...
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Man accused of killing Lumberton police officer had child in car

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video Marques Brown, 27, had a small child in a car seat in his vehicle when Brown shot and killed Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah Goodson, according to Captain Johnny Barnes with the Lumberton Police Department. Full story...
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Whiteville man arrested in Lumberton officer's shooting death

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A Columbus County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Lumberton police officer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Road back from heart surgery brings Celtics' Wilcox home

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video Chris Wilcox is back in Columbus County this week for his annual basketball camp, but this year there's a special set of circumstances surrounding it. He's just signed a new deal after a major heart surgery. Full story...
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Shot suspect lives next door to home he allegedly robbed

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An update on the shooting of a breaking and entering suspect over the weekend in Columbus County. WWAY learned today the suspect lives next door to the home investigators say he broke into on Carver Moore Road near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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Man shot in Columbus County after breaking and entering

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A man who investigators say broke into a home was shot Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Federal grant to help law enforcement in Columbus County

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A federal grant will help law enforcement in Columbus County get on the same page. The county has received a Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $14,683 to increase communications and information sharing among law enforcement agencies in the county. Full story...
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