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Columbus County News

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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Maggie Will named assistant for UNCW golf

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Whiteville native Maggie Will used to be one of the top golf pros on the LPGA Tour. She won three LPGA Tour events. She's no longer playing on the tour. Instead, Maggie Will has decided to help the UNCW women's golf program. Full story...
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Sharks agree to new lease terms with the city, team gets new skipper

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video The Wilmington Sharks will have a home at Buck Hardee Field through the 2016 baseball season. There's an option for five more years after that. The Sharks also have a new head coach. In fact he's a native of Columbus County. Full story...
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Assistant DA trades in court for military duty

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video It is his last week in the District Attorney's Office. Soon Assistant DA Fred Gore will trade his suit and tie for fatigues. Gore is a captain in the National Guard. Next month he heads to training, and by the end of the year gore will ship out to Kuwait for 10 to 12 months. Full story...
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Local preacher dies Sunday during sermon

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Jessie F. Graham, perhaps the longest-serving member of the Columbus County Board of Elections, died Sunday. He was 78. Graham, a longtime minister at Myrtle Grove First born Church of the Living God in New Hanover county, collapsed in the pulpit. Full story...
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