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Columbus County News

Slain teen's family presses DA for answers in suspicious death

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video More than a dozen family members of a 16-year old girl killed last year in Chadbourn met with the Columbus County District Attorney today, demanding answers. The FBI’s civil rights unit is working alongside local and state agencies to find out whether Jasmine Thar’s death was an accident or a crime. Full story...
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Update: Several men accused of shooting into car with toddlers inside

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video Several men are accused of shooting into a rental car with two toddlers inside. Tabor city police say they are still trying to figure out just what happened this weekend. Full story...
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Three found shot to death outside Fayetteville

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Cumberland County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of three people outside Fayetteville. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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FBI's civil rights unit probes Chadbourn shooting death

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The FBI's civil rights unit has joined an investigation into a Charlotte teenager's shooting death while she visited relatives in Chadbourn. Full story...
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Columbus County man shot and killed in his home

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A Columbus County man is dead after being shot in the head in his home Friday evening, according to Sheriff Chris Batten. Full story...
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NC officer to prison for setting up jail beating

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison after he set up an inmate for a jailhouse beating. Full story...
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Former Columbus Co. detention officer sentenced for inmate assault

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison for his role in a jailhouse assault. Full story...
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Columbus County churchgoers write New Testament along sidewalks

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videoAround 30 churches joined their congregations in downtown Whiteville Sunday for a unique Easter sunrise service. Following the service believers hit the streets, writing the New Testament (in chalk) on the sidewalks throughout the city. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Survey says Columbus unhealthiest county in the state; Bladen lags while New Hanover makes top 10

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video Unhealthy habits continue to plague Columbus County. A report released today shows the county is again the unhealthiest in the state, taking into account several factors including obesity and inactivity. Full story...
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