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Columbus County News

VOTE 2010: Patterson Campaign calls for an end to dirty politics

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On October, 7th Tristan Patterson called on all candidates running in Columbus county to demand that their supporters not touch, destroy or block other candidates signs, including their opponents. Full story...
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Rep. Hill injures neck but back home today

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Rep. Dewey Hill fell at his Lake Waccamaw home this weekend and injured his neck. He stumbled on his way to get some ice cream from his deep freezer - according to Whiteville.com. Full story...
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Columbus County considers tobacco ban

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Tobacco has long been king in Columbus County, but tonight commissioners will consider a tobacco ban. Full story...
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Woman cannot save disabled husband from fire

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videoA woman struggles to drag her husband from their burning home, but she just couldn't get him out. The disabled man died in the early-morning fire in Columbus County. Flames hurt the wife. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents worried about snakes in school

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video First it was snakes on a plane. Now it's snakes in a school. But this is not a movie. It's real life, and it has parents concerned about their children's safety. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper reporter's contribution raises ethical question

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video A Whiteville News Reporter story accused District Attorney candidate Jon David of trying to hire a man to round up votes, which David denies. We found that the reporter who wrote the story contributed to the campaign of David's opponent Butch Pope. Full story...
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Crash reunites Soles, Strickland

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Sen. R.C. Soles is back in the news after another run in with 18-year-old Allen Strickland. Saturday night, Strickland's 2004 Pontiac crashed into the back of Soles's BMW. Full story...
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Author returns to area for book signing

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videoA reverend's family in Sellerstown suffered through bombings and murder in the early seventies. On Saturday, the reverend's daughter will be in Wilmington signing her new book about the power of forgiveness. Full story...
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Chadbourn woman flags down officer, admits to murder

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videoChadbourn Police are scratching their heads today after a woman flagged down an officer early Sunday morning and admitted to killing her boyfriend. What she asked for next has police stumped. Full story...
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Man charged with killing brother makes court appearance

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videoDale Duncan is charged with first degree murder. Police say Duncan shot his brother Randall twice, once in the chest and once in the back, with a shotgun Monday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man charged with brother's murder

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video Wednesday evening Columbus County Sheriff's deputies charged Dale Duncan with the murder of his brother Randall Duncan. Investigators say Dale shot his brother twice with a shotgun Monday night at Dale's home near Tabor City. Full story...
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Federal stimulus brings internet, HD cable to southern Columbus

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The money will help ATMC provide the area with broadband internet as well as phone and high definition cable TV service. The area includes the communities of Nakina, Old Dock, Guideway, Pireway, Crusoe, Bug Hill, Antioch, Dothan and Sandy Plain. Full story...
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Man accused of killing brother with shotgun

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A 43-year-old Columbus County man was shot and killed last night. Investigators say his own brother pulled the trigger. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff's Dept. says brother killed brother with shotgun

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The Columbus County Sheriff's Office responded to a homicide last night at aproximatley 10 PM on Old Stake Rd., one mile north of Tabor City. Randall Ray Duncan, 43, of Fair Bluff Rd, Tabor City was killed by two shotgun blasts, one to the chest and one to the back. Full story...
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McIntyre checks how IP uses stimulus funds

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Rep. Mike McIntyre made a special visit today to a Columbus County paper mill. The Congressman met with company leaders from International Paper to discuss how the mill has been able to sustain jobs during this tough economy. Full story...
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