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Columbus County News

Family gets help after losing home to fire, 911 problem

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A Columbus County family lost their home to a fire last week after they say they got no response from 911. The Smiths are living with family while they try to sort everything out, and donations are beginning to come in. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: County doubts new equipment led to problem with 911 calls during fire

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video A family from Columbus County lost their home along with all of their possessions last week in a house fire. As you saw FIRST ON 3 this weekend, Brian and Amy Smith say they repeatedly called 911 during the fire, but could not get in touch with an operator. Now Columbus County Emergency Management says it is investigating what happened. Full story...
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Whiteville sacks football coach

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Baxter Morris received a call from the Whiteville High School principal this morning letting him know he had been let go as head coach of the football team. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw State Park is the North Carolina 2011 Park of the Year

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Lake Waccamaw State Park in Columbus County has been named the North Carolina 2011 Park of the Year by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Family loses home to fire, unable to get a hold of 911 operator

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video A Columbus County family lost their home and all of their possessions after a house fire last week. The couple was not able to get in touch with a 9-1-1 operator at the time of the fire. Full story...
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Whiteville remembers McGlockton as more than just gridiron great

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video Family and friends gathered in Whiteville today to pay final respects to football great Chester McGlockton. The 42-year-old died last week in California, where he was an assistant coach at Stanford University. Full story...
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McGlockton remembered in California funeral

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video Family and friends are saying goodbye to football great Chester McGlockton. The Whiteville High alum died last week of an apparent heart attack at his home in California. Full story...
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McGlockton funeral arrangements set

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Funeral arrangements have been set for football great Chester McGlockton, who died earlier this week in California. Full story...
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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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