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Columbus County News

Cashier killed in shooting at Tabor City convenience store

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videoA convenience store clerk is dead after a shooting in Tabor City Sunday night. Full story...
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School on Saturdays to makeup snow days

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video There's not much snow left on the ground, but when the snow was falling, and the ice was forming, kids were excused from school. But now, just as the snow is melting, so is their time off, and children in Columbus and Bladen Counties have to go to school on Saturdays to make up for their snow days. Full story...
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Two Chadbourn men plead guilty to setting fire to tire store

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MICHAEL CODY CLAMP, 19, of Chadbourn, North Carolina, and DANIEL WAYNE SCOTT, 20, also of Chadbourn, North Carolina, each pled guilty to charges related to the fire of Carolina Tire Sales. Full story...
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Jon David reschedules Columbus Co. ceremony

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The weather led Jon David to cancel his oath of office ceremony in Columbus County. Full story...
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Columbus County boxer wins regional Silver Gloves title to advance to nationals

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Israel Chavez is heading to Independence, MO, next month. He has his sights set on a national title after winning a regional title in Wilmington Saturday night. Full story...
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Lottery ticket sales increased among poor counties

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video Columbus county is among the 20 poorest counties in North Carolina. According to a recent investigation by the North Carolina Policy Watch, Columbus county also has one of the highest sales in lottery tickets. Full story...
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Columbus deputies investigate Christmas hit & run death

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video Investigators in Columbus County are one step closer to finding out who killed a Cerro Gordo man over the holiday weekend. The body of 27-year-old Michael Strickland was found Christmas morning just feet away from Cedar Grove Church Road. Full story...
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Whiteville turns into a winter wonderland

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videoThe weather outside is frightful, and there are some mixed emotions about the winter weather. Folks in Columbus County spent Sunday playing in a winter wonderland. Many bundled up and braved the cold, all in the name of a good snowball fight. Full story...
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Chadbourn man killed in housefire

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video A deadly fire in Columbus County last night left friends and family devastated. Around 11 p.m. Monday, police responded to a fire at a home in Chadbourn. Sixty-year-old Thomas Edward Brown did not make it out alive. Full story...
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School districts aren't taking any chances with the cold weather

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video School delays because of winter weather don't come often in southeastern North Carolina so a 2-hour delay is not a bad deal for some students. The cold weather has many students are hoping for a snow day. Full story...
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Family mourns brothers shot, killed near Tabor City

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video A Columbus County neighborhood is shocked and a family is grieving tonight after losing not one, but two relatives. Now investigators and family members are looking for justice. Full story...
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Police investigate break-in, vandalism at Soles's home

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video Tabor City Police responded to three calls last night at or near Sen. R.C. Soles's home. Full story...
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Chadbourn community mourns after murder

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video The day after a brutal murder shook up the quiet community of Berry Court - neighbors took a little time out to reflect. They say this is usually a problem-free place to live. Full story...
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Chadbourn police search for suspect after murder

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She lived in the Barry Court neighborhood which is a senior living community. Police say they never have any trouble out of the neighborhood. Full story...
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Local logging company makes national television debut

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Some locals joined together at The Pilot House to enjoy their national television debut. Full story...
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