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Columbus County News

FIRST ON 3: More than 30 watch girl fight in Whiteville

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video High school can be hard, especially when you add Facebook into the equation. Two Columbus County teenaged girls decide to take their battle of words online to a battle of fists in the street. Full story...
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Whiteville High band director fired

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A high school band director is playing a sad song. Chance Bryant was fired Friday from his job at Whiteville High School. Full story...
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Whiteville native Chester McGlockton will be inducted into SC Sports Hall of Fame

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Whiteville has a rich history of producing outstanding athletes. Chester McGlockton is certainly close to the top of the list. In his playing days Chester clearly did his talking on the field. In fact he turned out to be a first round NFL draft pick. Full story...
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Search for Wright heads south

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The Tabor City Police Department's search for a career criminal with ties to R.C. Soles has extended south of the border. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright facing $1 million bond, Allen Strickland in and out of jail for incidents at Soles's home

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video Two young men with a checkered past and connections to R.C Soles are back in trouble after another incident at the former senator's home. Full story...
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Nakina man charged with murder by golf club

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A Columbus County man is in jail charged with killing his mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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Fallen soldier's funeral unites Columbus County

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video Army PFC Amy Sinkler was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Columbus County. She died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Family, friends remember fallen soldier as controversial group plans funeral protest

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Remembering our fallen heroes is something we hear about all too often these days. Thursday night family and friends attended a candlelight vigil in Whiteville to honor the life of a fallen soldier. Full story...
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Columbus County superintendent heading south of the border

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Columbus County's top educator is making a move. Superintendent Dan Strickland is moving across the state line to take the same job in Marion County, SC, starting in July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen couple says stabbing was an accident

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video A Whiteville High School student-athlete got a painful lesson in love this week. The teenager's girlfriend stabbed him in the head after getting jealous of other girls, but the couple says it was all a big accident. Full story...
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UPDATE: Warrants issued in store clerk's murder

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Warrants have been issued for three men believed to be responsible for a shooting at a Tabor City convenience store Sunday night. The Tabor City Police Department says the three men will face homicide and armed robbery charges in connection to last night's shooting. Full story...
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Cashier killed in shooting at Tabor City convenience store

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videoA convenience store clerk is dead after a shooting in Tabor City Sunday night. Full story...
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School on Saturdays to makeup snow days

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video There's not much snow left on the ground, but when the snow was falling, and the ice was forming, kids were excused from school. But now, just as the snow is melting, so is their time off, and children in Columbus and Bladen Counties have to go to school on Saturdays to make up for their snow days. Full story...
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Two Chadbourn men plead guilty to setting fire to tire store

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MICHAEL CODY CLAMP, 19, of Chadbourn, North Carolina, and DANIEL WAYNE SCOTT, 20, also of Chadbourn, North Carolina, each pled guilty to charges related to the fire of Carolina Tire Sales. Full story...
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Jon David reschedules Columbus Co. ceremony

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The weather led Jon David to cancel his oath of office ceremony in Columbus County. Full story...
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