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Columbus County News

Brunswick political flap closes traffic court

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A political feud is putting traffic offenders in limbo in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. Full story...
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Bone marrow drive held to find a match for Columbus County child

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video A Columbus County deputy's son is battling Leukemia for the third time. Colby Byrd was diagnosed when he was two, and now, at the age of nine, he needs a bone marrow transplant. Full story...
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Columbus County native wins Big South player of year honors in softball

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Kelly Strickland used to swing a mean bat at South Columbus High School. She's now swinging even harder in college. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SCC baseball team raising money to go to Junior College World Series

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Members of the Southeastern Community College Rams baseball team are making a personal appeal for support to help them travel to Enid, Oklahoma for the National Junior College Division II World Series. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jurors in Thomas case deadlocked; Judge gives life sentence

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video After a jury that convicted a man of four murders could not come to an agreement on a sentence, the judge in the Danny Thomas case handled the sentence. Full story...
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Christian counselor charged with murder

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The Sheriff's Office says Michael Shawn Brown bonded out of jail this afternoon on a $50,000 bond for the death of Larry Townes back in March. Full story...
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SECC Rams win region ten baseball title

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team will be playing in the national junior college baseball tournament later this month. They earned their invitation by claiming the region ten title on Monday in Morehead City. Full story...
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No sentence yet for Thomas

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Day three of deliberations in a quadruple murder case in Columbus County and still no sentence. A jury took just a few hours May 5 to convict Danny Lamont Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005 but their decision of how he should pay for the crimes is taking much longer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No info about who posted bond for B.J. Wright

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video B.J. Wright is getting out of jail. A Columbus County bail bondsman has posted a $750,000 bond for the young man charged with a host of crimes, including vandalism at the home of former Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Jury deadlocked in Thomas sentencing

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Jurors in the Danny Thomas case spent Friday deliberating his sentence for killing four people during robberies in Chadbourn in 2005. The jury said they were deadlocked this afternoon, leading the court to decide to continue the sentencing portion of trial on Saturday morning. Full story...
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