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Fair Bluff police leaders write open letter to residents

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videoFair Bluff's new interim police chief and a newly promoted captain wrote what they call a letter of affirmation and action to citizens. Full story...
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Whiteville's Ben Treece is our newest, biggest fan of the all new Cape Fear CW

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videoBen Treece of Whiteville posted this YouTube video today on our Facebook page. Looks like Ben's is our newest, biggest fan in Columbus County because we're launching the new Cape Fear CW on our 3.2 channel. Full story...
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Former Whiteville pitcher named tops in Orioles system

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videoA former Whiteville High School pitcher has won top honors in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League system. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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videoA federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges. Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Full story...
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One dead, another airlifted after truck hits tree in Columbus Co.

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One man is dead and another is airlifted after a truck hit a tree in Columbus County early Monday morning. Troopers say a truck heading northbound on NC 242 hit a ditch embankment, then struck a tree near Princess Ann Road. Full story...
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Tabor City chamber president charged with assault in South Carolina

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The president of the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor assault charges in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to police reports. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12-year-old girl describes drive-by that landed her in hospital

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videoA Whiteville girl is recovering from injuries from a drive-by shooting at her home overnight. Zyria Hickman, 12, was hit in the head and neck by metal and shattered glass. She is expected to be OK. Full story...
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Clergy joining fight against gangs after Chadbourn murder

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video For the second time in a month, Chadbourn Police are investigating a murder. Now police and the community are looking at the past to fight for the future. Full story...
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Chadbourn Police continue search after man shot with rifle

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videoChadbourn Police are searching for suspects after a shooting Friday. Police Chief Steven Shaw says Rasheed Cherry, 23, was shot multiple times with a .22-caliber rifle on West Institute Street. Full story...
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Man shot in Chadbourn

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video A man was shot multiple times in Chadbourn just after 4 p.m. Investigators tell WWAY, the man was shot three times on West Institute Street. Full story...
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Moore found guilty of 2011 murder in Bolton

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video A Columbus County man has been convicted of a 2011 murder. Jerry Lee Moore Jr. faces life in prison for the shooting death of Samuel Odell Hampton III, 24. Full story...
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Woman charged in stabbing death of boyfriend

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video A woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. The District Attorney's office says Phiffany Bellamy is charged with the murder of Derrick Howard. The DA's office also tells us Bellamy's five-year-old child was a witness to the crime that happened last Thursday night in Chadbourn. Full story...
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Crews find body of missing fisherman near Whiteville

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videoCrews have found the body of a man who fell out of a boat while fishing on Beaver Pond near Whiteville this morning. Full story...
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Chadbourn man stabbed to death

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videoA Chadbourn man is dead after apparently being stabbed by his girlfriend. Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox says a man is dead after he was stabbed around 11 last night. Full story...
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Police: Boyfriend charged with woman's death after robbery plot goes wrong

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videoA Whiteville woman is dead after police say her boyfriend shot her after a plot to rob a man went wrong. Full story...
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