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Columbus County News

Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87

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videoThe News Reporter in Whiteville reports former mayor of Chadbourn Leo Mercer died on Thursday at Columbus Regional Healthcare. Full story...
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Columbus County Sheriff leaves with heavy heart

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videoAs one door for the Columbus County Sheriff opens, another one closes. At the start of the new year, Chris Batten will go to work for the Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards. Full story...
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Batten to resign as Columbus County sheriff

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videoBatten says he will step down effective at noon on Jan. 7, 2014. He says he has accepted a job with the North Carolina Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards. Full story...
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Driver killed in single car crash in Delco

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One man is dead after driving off the side of the road and hitting another car. Chief Steve Camlin of Acme, Delco, Reiglewood Rescue says that around 7pm a man driving westbound on Hwy.74/76 in Delco veered off the right side of the road, struck a parked car, and rolled over. Full story...
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Family of girl shot and killed files suit against gun maker

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videoThe family of a teen killed in what has been deemed an accidental shooting two years ago in Columbus County has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle blamed in her death. Two other women hurt in the shooting have joined in the lawsuit against Remington Arms Company, LLC. Full story...
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Guilty plea entered in 2010 double murder

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videoA man has pleaded guilty to murdering two brothers in Columbus County nearly three years ago. The District Attorney says Ronald Bellamy pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Lee Otis Vereen and Jerome Williams. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Chadbourn Chief: 'I haven't quit'

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videoChadbourn's police chief says he has not quit his job despite reports to the contrary. Chief Steven Shaw says he has had discussions with town leaders about him leaving his position, but he says nothing has been agreed to and nothing has been signed. Full story...
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Tabor City liquor vote fails by one vote

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videoMixed drinks will not be available any time soon at restaurants in Tabor City. A recount of the Nov. 5 on a referendum to allow the alcohol sale confirmed the measure failed by one vote. Full story...
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Two women charged in connection with Columbus County murder

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videoA Whiteville woman is the fifth person charged in connection with a murder last month near Tabor City. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Amanda Christine Calhoun yesterday. Full story...
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With one vote difference, Tabor City booze referendum gets recount

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videoThere will be a recount on a referendum for selling mixed drinks in Tabor City. Columbus County Board of Elections Supervisor Carla Strickland says the final vote was 133 for and 134 against the measure. Full story...
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Fair Bluff mourns death of town candidate on Election Day

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video A Fair Bluff man should have had every reason to celebrate yesterday, as he won the town's race for mayor. Instead he had every reason to mourn, as his brother, who was also running for office, died on Election Day. Full story...
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Liquor vote passes in two towns, deadlocks in third

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videoShould restaurants be allowed to serve liquor? That was the question posed to voters in three Columbus County towns. Full story...
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Fair Bluff Council candidate dies on Election Day

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videoA candidate for Fair Bluff Town Commissioner has died of an apparent heart attack on Election Day, according to the town's mayor. Full story...
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Tabor City farmer sentenced for insurance fraud scam

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A federal judge has sentenced a Tabor City farmer for his role in a tobacco insurance fraud scam. The judge sentenced Patrick Rex Lovett, 48, to five years probation and nine months house arrest. He also must pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit $160,696. Full story...
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Family of teen, man who shot and killed each other speaks out

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videoThe family of a teen involved in a double shooting that killed him and his stepdad in Columbus County yesterday is speaking out about both victims and what may have led to the situation. Full story...
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