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Columbus County News

Columbus Co. Sheriff's Dept. says brother killed brother with shotgun

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The Columbus County Sheriff's Office responded to a homicide last night at aproximatley 10 PM on Old Stake Rd., one mile north of Tabor City. Randall Ray Duncan, 43, of Fair Bluff Rd, Tabor City was killed by two shotgun blasts, one to the chest and one to the back. Full story...
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McIntyre checks how IP uses stimulus funds

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Rep. Mike McIntyre made a special visit today to a Columbus County paper mill. The Congressman met with company leaders from International Paper to discuss how the mill has been able to sustain jobs during this tough economy. Full story...
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Missing man's body found in Lake Waccamaw

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Stewart Young, 47, of Bladenboro drowned while rescuing one of his four children from the water. Full story...
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Whiteville Post 137 gets hot at the right time. Wilmington Post 10 is headed home.

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The Area two champion is headed back to Wilmington after a short stay in the state championship baseball tournament. The Area two runner-up is still alive in the state tournament. Full story...
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Abduction suspect still on the run

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The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the man they say abducted his two children. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Children back home with mom after Amber Alert

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video Investigators say the boys were taken at gunpoint from their home on Will Anderson Road after their dad D.B. White bonded out of jail. Full story...
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Lock and dam No. 1 closed for repairs

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videoBoaters will still be able to access the lock on a limited basis. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. Schools spend thousands on conference at posh resort

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video Nineteen administrators, including principals and instructional directors, from Columbus County Schools attended the Summer Leadership Conference at the Grove Park Inn last week. The Asheville resort has played host to the president and a number of celebrities. Full story...
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Killer pleads guilty before testimony begins in trial

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The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 14-year-old Columbus County boy pleaded guilty to two counts of murder today, just as testimony was set to begin in his trial. Full story...
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UPDATE: Prison officials rule out tuberculosis

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The department of corrections says all the test samples from inmates at Tabor Correctional are negative for tuberculosis. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prison officials investigate inmate's illness

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videoA sick inmate at an area prison has the Department of Corrections testing for tuberculosis. On Tuesday Tabor Correctional officials removed a inmate from the prison after he complained numerous times about his health. The man was so sick that prison officials had to take him to Central Prison in Raleigh to get treated. Full story...
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Funny money afloat in Columbus County

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Show me the money. Just make sure it's real. Counterfeit money has been circulating in Columbus County, and police are cracking down. Full story...
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Sources: Liquor store worker sold to nephew's underage friend before fatal crash

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A Tabor City ABC employee has been cited for selling alcohol to a minor who died in a car accident shortly after the purchase. Troopers said alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Full story...
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Whiteville High School celebrates 100 years of education

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Whiteville High School will hold a centennial celebration tomorrow, June 4th from 5-8p.m. on the WHS campus. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Funnel cloud in Columbus County causes concern & confusion

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video Dozens of people saw it while dozens did not; just after 2:00 Wednesday afternoon Columbus County Emergency Services received several calls saying a funnel cloud was near HWY 701 and Old Lumberton Road, just north of Whiteville. Full story...
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