Columbus County News
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Mom says daughter sexually assaulted by three classmates, wants school board to take action
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:39pm.

video A day after a mom speaks out about the rape of her child another Columbus County mom is speaking out saying the school district did little after her daughter was sexually assaulted by her classmates.

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FIRST ON 3: Mom says five-year-old son raped by classmate at school
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:13pm.

video A Tabor City mom says her five-year-old son was raped at school. But it's who she says attacked the boy that you just won't believe. Sherri Loika says her son was sodomized in a restroom at Tabor City Elementary School by a five-year-old classmate. She found out the night it happened after his teacher called.

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Columbus Co. based Freedman Farms fined $1.5 million, President sent to jail
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 5:53pm.

Freedman Farms Inc. was sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution, and community service payments for violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River

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Soles upgraded to good condition
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:07am.

Former state Sen. R.C. Soles is listed in good condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Soles underwent heart bypass surgery Friday, according to his Tabor City law firm.

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High-speed Internet finally available in Columbus County
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:04pm.

video More than a year ago ATMC received $16 million in federal funds to bring high-speed internet to southern Columbus County. Now the program is 80 percent complete.

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Whiteville store has two big dollar lottery tickets in six months
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 2:19pm.

For the second time in six months, the same store in the small town of Whiteville has sold a big-winning lottery ticket. Hill’s Food Store on JK Boulevard sold the ticket that matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing. Because it was a $2 Megaplier ticket and the Megaplier was two, it is worth $20,000.

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Warrant to charge Jernigan with lying to cops
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 4:39pm.

Tabor City Police say an arrest warrant will be issued tomorrow morning for Frankie Jernigan. He is accused of providing false information to police.

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Soles found not guilty of assault; Jernigan denies previous claims of sexual relationship
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:50pm.

videoA judge has found former state Sen. R.C. Soles not guilty of assaulting another man. Frankie Jernigan claimed Soles hit him in the face with a metal cane back in September.

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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 5:33pm.

Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots.

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Man shot, killed after breaking into Chadbourn home
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 4:59pm.

videoA Columbus County man is dead after being shot during an alleged home break-in. Investigators are trying to figure out if the man was shot by a resident of the home or his own partner in crime.

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