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Columbus County News

No charges filed in shooting death of teen

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No charges will be filed in the shooting death of Jasmine Thar. The 16-year-old was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2011. Full story...
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Whiteville residents band together to fight crime

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videoResidents in part of Whiteville are meeting tonight to talk about the rise of crime in their area. Some residents say Whiteville is the best little city in the US. But over the past several weeks the city has seen an increase in crime that has some concerned citizens taking action. Full story...
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Police search for shooting suspect

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video Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was shot in the leg Tuesday night. According to police reports, around 8:30, Candice Jordan was outside of her apartment near Whiteville Municipal Park when a cream-colored Chrysler 200 drove by. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: DA says SBI to investigate after Bolton police chief shot

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videoWhiteville Police are looking for the man they say shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim in the leg Wednesday night. Full story...
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Ply Gem to bring 145 jobs to Fair Bluff

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Gov. Pat McCrory and NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Ply Gem Industries, a manufacturer of building products, will expand its operations in Columbus County. The company plans to create 145 jobs and invest $15.5 million over the next three years in Fair Bluff. Full story...
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UPDATE: Name released in fatal, fiery crash involving 18-wheeler

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video A crash involving an 18-wheeler at the Columbus and Bladen County line left at least one person dead after two trucks caught fire. Full story...
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Bridge repair to close part of 74/76 in Columbus County this weekend

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videoA section of US 74/76 East at Livingston Creek between Freeman and Delco in Columbus County will be temporarily closed from Friday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Full story...
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Innocence group: Witness lied in 1978 Bladen County murder trial

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WRAL.COM reports that attorneys with the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence say a man lied when he offered incriminating testimony at Joseph Sledge's 1978 murder trial, according to a motion filed Tuesday in Columbus County. Full story...
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Columbus County woman claims $200,000 lottery prize

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April Solomon, a dry cleaner from Whiteville, claimed the $200,000 top prize she won playing Power 7s on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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