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Columbus County News

Soles turns himself in

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video The longest serving member of the state legislature turned himself in just after 11 a.m. Friday. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts Soles

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A Columbus County grand jury has indicted Sen. R.C. Soles for shooting a man at his home.

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Strickland pleads guilty in high-speed chase

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Charge stems from high-speed chase in Columbus County. Full story...
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Fair Bluff voters prepare for a do-over

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Voters in the Columbus County town of Fair Bluff will head back to the polls on February 23rd. Full story...
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SBI looks into possible witness tampering in RC Soles case

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The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible witness tampering in the case against State Senator RC Soles. Sources tell WWAY, two of the people involved in the shooting at the Senator's house have been spotted following him around Tabor City.

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Columbus County man charged with murder, arson

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Jerrod Steven Long was arrested Thursday night for the murder of Andre Dunn. Dunn was found dead in his burnt- out trailer home in early November. Full story...
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Fair Bluff to hold new election

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The town of Fair Bluff will have to hold a new election. That was the decision Thursday by the State Board of Elections after some of the folks... Full story...
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Blackburn arrested for drug possession

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The man who was shot at the home of Senator R.C. Soles was arrested Wednesday night. Police arrested 22 year old Kyle Blackburn for possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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Fallout and reactions to possible charges against R.C. Soles

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videoReactions vary, but many think it is time for Senator RC Soles to step down as he could soon be facing criminal charges. Full story...
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Grand Jury requests indictment against Soles

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videoThe Columbus County Grand Jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against the Senator, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

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Whiteville Army recruitment office short-staffed

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The Army recruitment office in Whiteville usually has three recruiters. But for the last two or three months, transfers and accidents have left just one recruiter to sign people up for service, and that's making it difficult for people to be all they can be. Full story...
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Men connected to Sen. Soles investigation land in jail

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Jackie Jordan is facing drug charges. Stacey Scott was arrested for domestic assault.

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Results being protested in Columbus County

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Three candidates in Columbus County are protesting the results of last month's election. Candidates in the Fair Bluff and Sandyfield mayoral races, as well as... Full story...
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Responding officer now under arrest

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videoA former Fair Bluff police officer is in jail after allegedly breaking the laws he was sworn to protect. Full story...
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Columbus Charter School hopes to expand

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The only charter school in Columbus and Bladen counties is hoping to get bigger. A developer who owns the land the school rents from has purchased 42 acres... Full story...
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