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Columbus County News

ONLY ON 3: Newspaper reporter's contribution raises ethical question

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video A Whiteville News Reporter story accused District Attorney candidate Jon David of trying to hire a man to round up votes, which David denies. We found that the reporter who wrote the story contributed to the campaign of David's opponent Butch Pope. Full story...
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Crash reunites Soles, Strickland

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Sen. R.C. Soles is back in the news after another run in with 18-year-old Allen Strickland. Saturday night, Strickland's 2004 Pontiac crashed into the back of Soles's BMW. Full story...
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Author returns to area for book signing

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videoA reverend's family in Sellerstown suffered through bombings and murder in the early seventies. On Saturday, the reverend's daughter will be in Wilmington signing her new book about the power of forgiveness. Full story...
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Chadbourn woman flags down officer, admits to murder

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videoChadbourn Police are scratching their heads today after a woman flagged down an officer early Sunday morning and admitted to killing her boyfriend. What she asked for next has police stumped. Full story...
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Man charged with killing brother makes court appearance

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videoDale Duncan is charged with first degree murder. Police say Duncan shot his brother Randall twice, once in the chest and once in the back, with a shotgun Monday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man charged with brother's murder

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video Wednesday evening Columbus County Sheriff's deputies charged Dale Duncan with the murder of his brother Randall Duncan. Investigators say Dale shot his brother twice with a shotgun Monday night at Dale's home near Tabor City. Full story...
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Federal stimulus brings internet, HD cable to southern Columbus

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The money will help ATMC provide the area with broadband internet as well as phone and high definition cable TV service. The area includes the communities of Nakina, Old Dock, Guideway, Pireway, Crusoe, Bug Hill, Antioch, Dothan and Sandy Plain. Full story...
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Man accused of killing brother with shotgun

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A 43-year-old Columbus County man was shot and killed last night. Investigators say his own brother pulled the trigger. Full story...
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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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