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Columbus County News

ONLY ON 3: 'Fight Mom' makes plea deal for suspended sentence

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video The Columbus County mother who drove her daughter to a parking lot brawl with another teen has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom when Aneshia Cartret entered her plea this afternoon. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff clarifies criticism of DA

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video Jon David, who is responsible for cases in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties was featured in this week's edition of "North Carolina Lawyers Weekly." A few strong comments by Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten in that story have stirred up some controversy. Today, though, Batten said some of those comments were taken out of context. Full story...
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Girlfriend of Soles shooting victim dies in crash

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Highway Patrol says Jessica Nealey died yesterday from injuries suffered in a car crash Monday night. Troopers say Nealey's car ran into a tree off of State Road 1141 east of Tabor City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man who says Soles molested him wants to make formal complaint

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videoA man who says former state Sen. R.C. Soles molested him three decades ago is trying to tell his story, but he says law enforcement turned him away. Toby Faircloth has told his story to WWAY before, but now he wants to file a formal complaint. Full story...
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Chadbourn man charged with stabbing dad, stealing mom's car

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videoA family feud landed a Chadbourn man behind bars after he reportedly stabbed his father and drove off with his mother's car. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jeremy Ward after they chased him on foot after he abandoning his mother's car. Full story...
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Columbus County leads state in air pollution

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A recent report says Columbus County is tops for toxic air pollution in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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No charges filed in Tabor City lawn mower death

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The District Attorney says no charges will be filed in the death of a child run over by a lawnmower, which has been ruled an accident. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard; Monday night edition

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Week number seven of the high school football season is now complete. In fact six games involving teams from our area were played on Monday night due to rain and lightning on Friday. Click full story for all the scores and highlights. Full story...
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Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

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Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number seven of the high school football season is not complete yet due to a handful of games that were suspended due to lightning. One area game didn't get started. One will conclude on Saturday. Several will wrap up on Monday. Full story...
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