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Columbus County News

State of Columbus County

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Many local counties are dealing with growth. The subject was one of the main topics during Columbus County's state of the county address Thursday. Full story...
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Whiteville: Poised for growth

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There's no doubt the Cape Fear region is growing. Over the next 12 years to 2020 the entire area will see more people, highways, construction -- all of the things that make for the fastest growing region in the state. Full story...
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Victim's family: police offered no protection

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videoJones's family says law enforcement officers didn't do enough to the protect him. Full story...
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Major break made in Columbus County murder cases

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have a major break in two recent murders. Darnell Frink was killed in a shooting after a football game in late September. Delemez Jones was found dead three months later. Full story...
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Friends and family remember drowned teens

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In Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night friends and family are gathered to remember the two young men who drowned last week. Full story...
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Body of second teen found

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The search and recovery mission for the body of a Lake Waccamaw teen is now over. Full story...
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Body found in Lake Waccamaw, crews search for third teen

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Search crews in Lake Waccamaw are still trying to find the body of a second teen who fell into the 47-degree water two days ago. Full story...
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Whiteville considering historic district

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videoHistoric downtown districts can bring people, business, and even tax breaks to an area. That's why Whiteville city leaders are in the process of applying to get the downtown district on the national historic register, which is the boost they think Whiteville needs. Full story...
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Turkey farm rules at center of debate

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A turkey farm is the focus of a Columbus County debate. An issue at hand is a change in rules concerning how close turkey houses can be built to property lines. Full story...
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Whiteville High receives honorable mention

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US News and World Report recently named the nation's best high schools. And three local schools made the list. Full story...
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Waccamaw Police arrest second murder suspect

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Lake Waccamaw Police have arrested a second person in the murder of a 22-year-old man after a high school football game in late September. Full story...
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Family and friends remember Whiteville teen

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videoAn entire community remembers a Whiteville teenager who was found dead earlier this week. The funeral of Rashed Delamez Jones went on with many questions still unanswered. Full story...
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Warrants issued for second suspect in Columbus County murder

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Investigators are one step closer to making another arrest in a deadly shooting in Lake Waccamaw. That shooting happened in late September. Murder warrants were issued for a second suspect Friday morning, but the suspect has not yet been arrested. Full story...
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Family mourns death of teen

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A medical examiner has confirmed 14-year-old Rashed Delamez Jones, whose body was found Wednesday in Columbus County, was shot to death. Full story...
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Police looking for links in Columbus County murders

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The investigation into the murder after the East Columbus Whiteville football game is still very active. And now police are looking at possible links to the Jones case. Full story...
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