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Columbus County News

5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Strickland case delayed; you can have TCPD phone numbers, too

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videoAnother day and yet another court date for a young man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Strickland turns self in after more vandalism at Soles's house

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video Another strange chapter in the relationship between R.C. Soles and a teenage boy. Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in this morning after yet another vandalism incident at the former senator's house. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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School counselor charged with murder faces federal charges

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A Columbus County man already charged with murder now faces separate federal criminal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Brown last week of 20 counts of wire fraud, two counts aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements. Full story...
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Wright out on $1.027M bond, Soles subpoenaed to testify against 'Frog'

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video He has no job and no known source of income, but a Columbus County man with ties to R.C. Soles is a free man after someone posted another big bond for him. Full story...
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Two-a-Days on WWAY: High school football previews continue

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The start of the high school football season is rapidly approaching. We already have our cameras out and about capturing the sights and sounds of high school football practice throughout the region. Find out when we'll preview your favorite team inside. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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