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Jury deadlocked in Thomas sentencing

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Jurors in the Danny Thomas case spent Friday deliberating his sentence for killing four people during robberies in Chadbourn in 2005. The jury said they were deadlocked this afternoon, leading the court to decide to continue the sentencing portion of trial on Saturday morning. Full story...
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Police officer's wife heads to court on drug charge

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Capt. Dean Foley's wife Teresa was scheduled to make her first court appearance today on charges of embezzling controlled substances from her employer. Full story...
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Killer faces death as jury deliberates Friday

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He has been convicted of four counts of first degree murder. Now it's time for a jury to decide whether Danny Thomas deserves the death penalty. Full story...
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Tabor City bank robbed

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Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says the BB&T on Hickman Road in Tabor City was robbed around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. So far investigators have not released a description of the robber. Full story...
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Bond hearing scheduled for B.J. Wright

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A judicial source tells WWAY the hearing is about posting bond. A judge has required that whoever posts Wright's bond appear before the court and explain why. Full story...
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Driver sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed man standing in yard

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A Columbus County man will spend at least a dozen years behind bars for killing a man with his pick-up last year. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: HVAC contractor leaves customers in the cold

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video Friendship and business can be a risky proposition. One Riegelwood couple may have found that out the hard way. They claim they hired a friend to install a new heating and air system in their home only to be left in the cold. Full story...
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Testimony wraps in Thomas sentencing

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video The jury had a short day Tuesday. They heard testimony in the morning and were released just before lunch time, but the attorneys stayed busy the rest of the day discussing and preparing for what's next. Full story...
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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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Jurors hear from murderer's family during sentencing

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Jurors heard a second day of testimony in the sentencing phase of Danny Lamont Thomas. Last week they convicted Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005. Full story...
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Family says goodbye to woman run over by friend

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videoHighway Patrol says 22-year-old Kristy Nicole Yarbrough was run over by a friend off Old Stake Road just outside of Chadbourn early Saturday morning. Today family members in Bladenboro laid Yarbrough to rest. Full story...
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Strawberry Festival features food and fun, Soles as Parade Marshal

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video Chadbourn's famous Strawberry Festival brought the community together for the 85th time. Full story...
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Chadbourn Town Manager indicted for impersonating officer

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A Columbus County grand jury has returned indictments against Chadbourn's town manager, including one for impersonating an officer. Full story...
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Sentencing continues Monday in quadruple murders

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A sentencing hearing will continue Monday for a man convicted of four murders in Columbus County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thomas guilty of four murders

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video A Columbus County jury has returned guilty verdict on four counts of first degree murder against Danny Thomas. Full story...
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