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Cartrette Technology Center to provide expert training

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videoColumbus County has the highest unemployment rate in our five county area at nearly 14 percent. In hopes of offering focused training for its students to help them land a job, Southeastern Community College has a new building on campus, dedicated to technology studies. Full story...
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Georgia-Pacific will close its doors in May

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videoGeorgia-Pacific was at one time, Columbus County's fifth largest employer, providing about 450 jobs. But beginning in October, it has been rounds of layoffs; now the end is in sight. Full story...
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Public meeting Thursday night on proposed clear cutting

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Folks concerned about the proposed clear cutting in Cove Swamp in Columbus County have a chance to speak out at a public meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Whiteville Stories - History of Whiteville

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videoEach week during March, we take a trip to Whiteville for Cape Fear Pride. Tonight we take travel back in time. Here's a history lesson from Akil Greene, of Central Middle School, about the origins of the growing Columbus County town. Full story...
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Forestry Museum stresses importance of valuable resource

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videoForestry has been a large part of our state's industry beginning in the Colonial times. The North Carolina Forestry Museum in downtown Whiteville walks us through what made North Carolina pines so important to building the state and local economy. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride looks at prize winning publication

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videoCape Fear Pride takes us to a very proud moment in Columbus County history. Central Middle Schoolers, Carly and Margaret High, give us the scoop on a prize winning publication. Full story...
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Train depot back on track in Whiteville

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videoHistory and the present come alive at the train depot nestled in downtown Whiteville. Built in 1903, it was the central hub of the city, a place where our soldiers went off to war and commerce like tobacco and grapes were shipped out. Full story...
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Health concerns at Acme Delco Elementary

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videoRepairs at one Columbus County School have parents worried about the health and safety of their children. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Whiteville; History lesson one

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videoThis month, Cape Fear Pride takes us to Whiteville. Each Wednesday, students from Central Middle School will give us a history lesson about the town. Tonight we start with a tale that has two heads by 8th grader Erika Williamson. Full story...
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International Paper announces week long layoffs

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Columbus counties largest employer announced temporary layoffs for more than 100 employees Monday. Full story...
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Autopsy points to strangulation

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We now know what killed a Columbus County woman, whose husband is charged with her murder. WWAY has obtained the autopsy report for 29-year-old Carol Batten Dowless. It lists "asphyxiation due to strangulation" as her official cause of death. Full story...
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Coats for Kids a warming tale

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A recent coat drive coordinated by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office was a huge success. "Coats for Kids" has collected over five hundred coats that are ready to be distributed to children in need. Full story...
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Columbus County man finds himself back in jail

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Just four days after being released from prison, a Columbus County man is back in jail. Gerald McCutchen was arrested Monday night and charged with robbing Mae's Coffee Shop in Whiteville. Full story...
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Just enough snow to cancel school for some on Wednesday

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Whiteville wasn't too white today, but white enough. A light dusting of snow was enough to close Whiteville and Columbus County schools. Full story...
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Whiteville man accused of murdering neighbor

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videoWhat started as a dispute between neighbors ended with one man dead and another in jail charged with his murder.

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