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Whiteville High alum, football great Chester McGlockton dead

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video One of the best football players in the history of the Cape Fear region has died. Whiteville High School alum and former NFL Pro Bowler Chester McGlockton is dead at the age of 42. He died overnight in California. Full story...
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Women arrested for Thanksgiving night fight in Walmart

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The early start to Black Friday brought some great deals to the table after this Thanksgiving, but at the Walmart in Whiteville, it also brought violence. Full story...
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Bolton Mayor race is settled

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It is nearly two weeks since Election Day, and the process is just wrapping up in Columbus County after some double-checking in the race for mayor in Bolton. Full story...
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Middle school tutor, coach arrested for indecent liberties with 12-year-old girl

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A middle school tutor and coach is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a student. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jammie Lynn Locklear, 36, of Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night. Full story...
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Five years later, Riegelwood tornado survivors still cope

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video Five years later, and still scars remain. That's how long it's been since a tornado tore through Riegelwood devastating homes and the lives of many in the community. Talking about that day is still not easy for those who went through it. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman pleads guilty to killing her boyfriend

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Mattie Kelly plead guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Burglary in Columbus County. Ms. Kelly told the officer that she had just killed her boyfriend. Ms. Kelly then told the officer the name of her boyfriend, Edward Jerome Jackson, and the location of his body Full story...
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Recount for Bolton mayor race Monday

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It may be more than a week since Election Day, but the election process is not over yet. In Columbus County, there's still some double-checking to be done for mayor in Bolton. Full story...
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Family, investigators split on 10-year-old's death

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video A Columbus County family is grieving tonight after the death of a 10-year-old girl. Loved ones say they found Jasmine McClain last night hanging by a belt in her room. The family says the girl's death was an accident, but investigators believe it's was intentional. Full story...
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Central wins Columbus County middle school football championship

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video Central Middle School captured the Columbus County middle school football championship on Tuesday night. Central and Hallsboro were tied at halftime, but Central knocked off the defending champs with an impressive second half. Full story...
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Man who accused Soles of assault wants charges dropped

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video The controversy surrounding R.C. Soles continues as the former state senator once again faces criminal charges. Soles is accused of beating a man on his property back in September. Today he was in court, but after court, Jernigan said he wants to drop the charges against Soles. Full story...
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