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Columbus County News

Strawberry Festival features food and fun, Soles as Parade Marshal

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video Chadbourn's famous Strawberry Festival brought the community together for the 85th time. Full story...
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Chadbourn Town Manager indicted for impersonating officer

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A Columbus County grand jury has returned indictments against Chadbourn's town manager, including one for impersonating an officer. Full story...
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Sentencing continues Monday in quadruple murders

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A sentencing hearing will continue Monday for a man convicted of four murders in Columbus County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thomas guilty of four murders

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video A Columbus County jury has returned guilty verdict on four counts of first degree murder against Danny Thomas. Full story...
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B.J. Wright given options on bond

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A Columbus County judge has given a troubled teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles a couple of options to get out of jail. Full story...
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Columbus Co. murder trial goes to jury

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videoA quadruple murder trial in Columbus County is coming to an end. Late this afternoon the jury was read the charges against Danny Lamont Thomas, who's accused of killing for people. Tomorrow the jury will start deliberations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Viewer captures video of Thursday storm near Whiteville

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Pat Kern sent us this video of Thursday's severe weather shot in front of his house on Mrs. Tates Rd. in Whiteville. Kern says he followed it to 1.5 miles west of Hallsboro on the north side of US 74/76. Is it a tornado forming? You be the judge! Full story...
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Tornado damage around Columbus County

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video Though the severe weather wasn't quite as bad today as it was a few weeks ago, there were a few places in Columbus County that did see some damage. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Why Tabor City Police always respond to Sen. Soles's house

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Former State Senator R.C. Soles lives near Tabor City, but not "in" Tabor City. His sprawling estate is outside of the official city limits. Yet whenever something happens at the house, Tabor City Police always respond, even though it's technically out of their jurisdiction. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Dept. not investigating Soles/Scott scuffle; Tabor City Police misinformed

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Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says Tabor City Police mis-informed us when they said his department was investigating last week's scuffle between former State Senator R.C. Soles and Stacey Scott. Full story...
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