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Columbus County News

Three teens arrested for Hallsboro murder

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Three teens have been arrested in Columbus County for a murder in the town of Hallsboro. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fair Bluff police chief out of jail

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is in hot water after being charged with selling drugs on the job. The district attorney says officers arrested Marty Lewis yesterday while he was taking part of a drug-deal on duty and in uniform. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fair Bluff police chief arrested

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Fair Bluff's police chief has been arrested. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says the arrest of Marty Lewis came after an SBI investigation. Full story...
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Tabor City Police search for man connected to shooting

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Tabor City Police are searching for Jeffrey Billings, a man they say is connected to a shooting last week in Tabor City. Full story...
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Wilmington based Flight 22 basketball team wins Big Shots event in DC

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The Big Shots Washington, D.C Basketball Tournament is one of the nation's premier basketball exposure events. On Sunday the Wilmington based 17 and under Flight 22 team captured the title with a victory over the DC Metro Ballers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brawl breaks out at West Columbus High School

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video A brawl broke out at a Columbus County high school this week. When it was all said and done, more than a dozen students were suspended. Now they all face charges. Full story...
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Gun found on Columbus County school bus

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Students found a gun on a South Columbus High School bus this morning. According to Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten, four students were riding the bus near Tabor City, when one student told the bus driver that a gun was on a seat. Full story...
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Slain teen's family presses DA for answers in suspicious death

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video More than a dozen family members of a 16-year old girl killed last year in Chadbourn met with the Columbus County District Attorney today, demanding answers. The FBI’s civil rights unit is working alongside local and state agencies to find out whether Jasmine Thar’s death was an accident or a crime. Full story...
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Update: Several men accused of shooting into car with toddlers inside

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video Several men are accused of shooting into a rental car with two toddlers inside. Tabor city police say they are still trying to figure out just what happened this weekend. Full story...
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Three found shot to death outside Fayetteville

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Cumberland County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of three people outside Fayetteville. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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FBI's civil rights unit probes Chadbourn shooting death

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The FBI's civil rights unit has joined an investigation into a Charlotte teenager's shooting death while she visited relatives in Chadbourn. Full story...
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Columbus County man shot and killed in his home

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A Columbus County man is dead after being shot in the head in his home Friday evening, according to Sheriff Chris Batten. Full story...
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NC officer to prison for setting up jail beating

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison after he set up an inmate for a jailhouse beating. Full story...
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Former Columbus Co. detention officer sentenced for inmate assault

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison for his role in a jailhouse assault. Full story...
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