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Columbus County News

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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Spivey takes over baseball program at South Columbus

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T.J. Spivey is back in Columbus County after one year of coaching at North Myrtle Beach High School. The former South Columbus Stallion was named the head baseball coach at South Columbus High School on Monday. Full story...
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Brisson, Hill set to join Republicans to override Perdue's budget veto

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Republicans in the General Assembly will need some help from across the aisle to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget, and it looks like they may already have half the votes they need from our area. Full story...
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