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Columbus County News

SCC Rams end season at juco world series

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team committed five errors on Monday against Des Moines Area Community College. Some of the errors directly resulted in early runs for Des Moines. As a result the season came to an end on Monday for our local baseball squad from Columbus County. Full story...
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SCC Rams hold off Gateway at juco world series

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team lost their first round game on Saturday at the national junior college world series. The Rams rebounded on Sunday though with a come from behind win with four runs in the ninth inning. Full story...
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SCC Rams lose first game in juco World Series

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Western Oklahoma jumped out to an early five run advantage against Southeastern Community College on Saturday. The Rams caught up, but they never gained the lead. In order to win the national junior college division two world series the Southeastern CC Rams have to win five games in a row. If they lose again they'll be out of the tournament. Full story...
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Chadbourn Police investigating Memorial Weekend murder

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One man is dead and another is sitting in jail, charged with murder, after an early morning shooting in Chadbourn. Full story...
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Nursing assistant accused of having sex with patient

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video A nursing assistant is in jail charged with having sex with her patient at an assisted living facility. What's more, she allegedly paid the man. Full story...
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Community rallies behind District Attorney Jon David

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video Although Judge Jerry Jolly isn’t his biggest fan, District Attorney Jon David still has his supporters who say what is happening is wrong and they will not stand for it anymore. Full story...
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Brunswick political flap closes traffic court

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A political feud is putting traffic offenders in limbo in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. Full story...
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Bone marrow drive held to find a match for Columbus County child

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video A Columbus County deputy's son is battling Leukemia for the third time. Colby Byrd was diagnosed when he was two, and now, at the age of nine, he needs a bone marrow transplant. Full story...
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Columbus County native wins Big South player of year honors in softball

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Kelly Strickland used to swing a mean bat at South Columbus High School. She's now swinging even harder in college. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SCC baseball team raising money to go to Junior College World Series

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Members of the Southeastern Community College Rams baseball team are making a personal appeal for support to help them travel to Enid, Oklahoma for the National Junior College Division II World Series. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jurors in Thomas case deadlocked; Judge gives life sentence

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video After a jury that convicted a man of four murders could not come to an agreement on a sentence, the judge in the Danny Thomas case handled the sentence. Full story...
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Christian counselor charged with murder

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The Sheriff's Office says Michael Shawn Brown bonded out of jail this afternoon on a $50,000 bond for the death of Larry Townes back in March. Full story...
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SECC Rams win region ten baseball title

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team will be playing in the national junior college baseball tournament later this month. They earned their invitation by claiming the region ten title on Monday in Morehead City. Full story...
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No sentence yet for Thomas

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Day three of deliberations in a quadruple murder case in Columbus County and still no sentence. A jury took just a few hours May 5 to convict Danny Lamont Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005 but their decision of how he should pay for the crimes is taking much longer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No info about who posted bond for B.J. Wright

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video B.J. Wright is getting out of jail. A Columbus County bail bondsman has posted a $750,000 bond for the young man charged with a host of crimes, including vandalism at the home of former Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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