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Tabor City arson investigation heats up

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videoA story we've been following out of Columbus County continues to unfold. On Wednesday, 17-year-old Allen Strickland's Tabor City home went up in flames while he was sleeping inside.

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Local town celebrates post office's centennial

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videoThe Chadbourn post office opened long before 1909, but it didn't officially become part of the United States Postal Service until President William Howard Taft gave it his stamp of approval. Full story...
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Tabor City teen arson victim says he's afraid for his life

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videoThe Columbus County town of Tabor City is buzzing with speculation over who may have burned down the home of a local teenager with connections to State Sen. R.C. Soles.

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Millions in bail for women arrested for drugs

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Two Columbus County women are in jail, facing major drug charges.

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Deadly cases of mosquito-borne disease found in Columbus/New Hanover counties

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Public health officials are on alert after cases of a deadly mosquito-borne disease were found in Columbus and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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Couple share vows with unique wedding

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videoThe following is a story that proves you can find love at any age. One couple managed to find each other later in life, but their love is stronger than ever. Full story...
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Columbus County woman inspires next generation

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videoAt age 93, Sarah Sledge will tell you she doesn't have a secret to longevity. But it's clear that the children who attend her Columbus County camp keep her young. Full story...
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Whiteville gets safety tips from former NYC detective

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videoA former New York City detective who worked on cases like the Son of Sam was in Whiteville today educating business owners on protecting themselves from property crimes. Full story...
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Beauty queen overcomes tragedy, takes home crown

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videoIn November, a Columbus County beauty queen's life changed forever when she nearly died in a car accident. This month, Melissa Walsh got back on the stage for the first time since her accident. While the competition was stiff, her courage made her a fierce competitor. Full story...
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Bladenboro man scrambles toward impossible dream

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videoA 32-year-old Bladenboro man is trying to live out his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL. WWAY's John Rendleman went to Whiteville to see the man who has been labeled the Country Wonder. Full story...
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Twelve cuts made at SECC

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Southeastern Community College in Columbus County has cut twelve positions. Schools officials confirmed that nine staff and three faculty positions were eliminated Tuesday due to impending budget cuts. Full story...
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Columbus County man dies in plane crash

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A Columbus County man died Thursday night shortly after his plane took off from a private runway. Full story...
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Behind the Scenes Tour With State Sen. R.C. Soles In Raleigh, Part II

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videoWhen you're the longest serving member in the history of the state legislature, certain perks come your way. Only two senators have a reserved parking spot, and R.C. Soles has a spacious office to go along with his spot. Despite the size, he still has to sift through nearly 300 letters and emails a day. Full story...
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Personnel files may be released on Williston Middle School teacher

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More information may be headed our way in the case involving a former Williston Middle School teacher, arrested after police found her in the back seat of a car with a 15-year-old boy. Full story...
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Columbus County accident takes the life of another teenager

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Another car accident in Columbus County has taken the life of a teen. It happened Wednesday afternoon on Prison Camp Road just south of Whiteville. Full story...
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