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ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Police - The craziness stops when R.C. is in the ground

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videoThe saga involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles and a group of young men he defended in court has lasted for years. One Tabor City Police officer says it will not end when one of those young men, B.J. Wright, is finally arrested. He says it will take something more. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for man accused of four murders

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It's the first death penalty case in more than a decade for Columbus County. Danny Lamont Thomas, a 38-year-old former resident of Chadbourn is on trial for the murder of four people. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mom arrested for allegedly driving daughter to fight

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video The mother accused of driving her teenage daughter to a fight with another girl and egging them on has been arrested. Full story...
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B.J. Wright strips down on Soles's property

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video B.J. Wright and R.C. Soles are at it again. Wright was spotted last night at Soles' residence in Tabor City, where police say shots were fired by the former state senator. Wright was once again caught trespassing on Soles' property. But, this time, Wright left a little something behind. His clothes. Full story...
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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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