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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Southern Farm Days

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videoThe 5th Annual Southern Farm Days is happening this weekend. The festival features exhibits and activities that showcase why life on a Carolina farm is so great. Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3: Airman charged with homicide, manslaughter in baby's death

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video The Air Force confirms it is investigating an airman at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for his involvement in the death of his child. The child's body was found in Columbus County Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Woman creates 'katchy' invention

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video Inside a Whiteville home, one woman spends her days brainstorming and testing ideas for her latest inventions. Anne Wheeler has been an innovator of baby products and now she's hoping to succeed in other markets. Today, two-year-olds Ellie and Chloe are using Wheeler's invention, the Katchit Tray, designed to cut down on kids' messes. Full story...
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Whiteville woman creates tray to catch all messes

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A Whiteville woman who spends her time coming up with ways to make life easier for the average person has turned her latest idea into a patented invention.video Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Columbus County

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videoOne person is dead after a shooting last night in Columbus County. Investigators say it happened at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Golf Course Rd. and Union Valley Rd. located northwest of Whiteville. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash

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video We are learning more about a Leland man charged with murder after a car crash friday that killed a 61-year-old woman. The district attorney says Pierre Walker should never have been behind the wheel in the first place based on his checkered past. Full story...
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Two convicted of armed robbery in Columbus County

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video Two armed robbers are heading to prison after trials last week in Columbus County. One of the men robbed a Vietnam veteran confined to a wheelchair outside a Lake Waccamaw assisted living facility. Full story...
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Two arrested after car stolen outside Soles's home, crashed

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videoTabor City Police arrested two people over the weekend in connection with a chase that ended in a crash Saturday night, and the crime apparently started at a well-known address in town. Investigators say the vehicle was stolen from outside former Sen. R.C. Soles's home. Full story...
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Update: Man charged with murder in Delco accident

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video A Leland man involved in two seperate accidents on Friday has been charged with two felonies for his role in the accident. Full story...
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