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Columbus County News

Four sent to the hospital after school bus crash

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videoOne woman is recovering tonight after Highway Patrol says she rear-ended a school bus Friday morning. Investigators say a woman driving a van on Highway 701 hit the bus when it stopped near Dogwood Lane in Whiteville. Full story...
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Convicted killer sentenced to life without parole

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videoIt was a case that broke when the teen suspects bragged at school about a murder. Today the victim's own nephew found out how he would be punished for the crime. Full story...
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Retired Army K9 reunited with handler

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video What would you do if you found out that your family pet actually belonged to someone else? A Whiteville woman adopted a retired Army K9 just three weeks ago, and now she’s giving him up to the man she says is his rightful owner. Full story...
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Mark Little steps down as West Columbus football coach

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videoMark Little has turned in his resignation as head football coach and athletics director at West Columbus High School after two years in Cerro Gordo. Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NCHSAA loophole allows Kirk to play for two teams in same season

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video If you have ever seen Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk play basketball it is obvious that every team on the state would want to have him. Thanks to an NCHSAA loophole Kirk has been able to suit up for two different teams this season. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins $150,000 in lottery

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A Whiteville woman is more than $100,000 richer after stopping for gas Friday night. Full story...
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Fonvielle resigns as S. Columbus head football coach

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Jake Fonvielle announced his resignation as the South Columbus head football coach and athletics director on Wednesday morning. Fonvielle took over the football program at South Columbus in 2009. Fonvielle led the Stallions to the 2-A East Championship game in 2011 & 2012. Full story...
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Some still without power days after the ice storm

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The ice has melted, and temperatures have once again risen to bearable levels, but the storm is not over for those still without power. Full story...
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Big names at 18th Annual Black History Month Celebration

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videoBlack history month has begun, and so have the celebrations. Representative Mike McIntyre joined representative Donna Edwards and local leaders for a day of prayer and empowerment at the 18th Annual Black History Month Celebration in Whiteville. Full story...
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Columbus County to make up two missed school days

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videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm. Full story...
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Deputies: Man found shot inside car dies from gunshot wound to chest

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Deputies are investigating after they say a man who was found with a shot to the chest inside a car yesterday died from his gunshot wound. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for missing Whiteville woman

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The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Brooklyn Simone Baldwin. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Brooklyn Simone Baldwin, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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B.J. Wright's wife pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

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videoThe wife of a well known Columbus County criminal is heading to prison herself for trying to tamper with her husband's criminal trial. Full story...
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Whiteville to consider sidewalk dining ordinance

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video From fine dining to southern soul food Columbus County residents say you can get it all in Whiteville. However, if you were planning on sitting outside and enjoying your dinner you’re out of luck. One business owner is now seeking to change all of that. Full story...
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