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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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Medical examiner: teen was shot to death

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We have more information about how a 14-year-old boy, reported missing more than two weeks ago, was killed. Rashed Delamez Jones was found late Thursday in some Columbus County woods. The medical examiner says Jones died of multiple gun shot wounds. Full story...
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Columbus County authorities looking for arsonist

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A fire destroyed the Nakina Rescue building early Friday morning. Full story...
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Whiteville teen missing

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videoA 14-year-old Whiteville boy has been missing for more than a week. Police are concerned this may be more than a typical runaway case. The last time anyone saw Rashad Dalemez Jones was last Monday, after he told his grandmother he was going for a bike ride. Full story...
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Man jailed for selling pain pills

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A man police say was trafficking large amounts of prescription pain pills in Whiteville. Full story...
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Riegelwood pays respects to tornado victims

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videoSunday the community of Riegelwood paid their respects to the victims of last year's deadly tornado. Residents came together with a special church service for the people who lost family members on November 16, 2006. Full story...
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Monument unveiling honors Riegelwood victims

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videoThe community of Riegelwood continues to recover by remembering those they lost in an unforgettable tragedy one year ago. Full story...
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Family mourns anniversary of tornado victims' deaths

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videoThe scene off Holly Tree Road is much different than it was a year ago today when the deadly tornado hit. Today you can see there are about half a dozen homes that have been rebuilt and the debris has been cleared out. Full story...
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Riegelwood: One Year Later

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videoIt was one year ago today when a tornado ripped through the Columbus County community of Riegelwood. Eight people died, and homes on Holly Tree Road were demolished. The community was devastated, but love poured in from around the area to help the victims recover. Homes were rebuilt. And to look at Holly Tree Road today you'd never know it was ripped apart only 12 months ago. Full story...
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Riegelwood officials working to improve emergency response

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videoIt's been almost a year since a tornado touched down in Columbus County, claiming the lives of eight people -- some of which were children. Since the tragedy emergency response officials have worked to improve how they handle disasters. Full story...
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Riegelwood still recovering one year after tornado

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videoIt's been almost a year since a deadly tornado ripped through the town of Riegelwood in Columbus County. Those who survived are working to rebuild their lives. Not only are they working to rebuild their lives, but also rebuild their homes. Full story...
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Columbus County man builds baseball field

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videoHe built it and they're still coming. Disappointed by the lack of nearby baseball fields a Columbus County man built his own. Full story...
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Columbus County passes sale tax increase

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For more than 70 percent of people in Columbus County a sales tax increase was the only issue on the ballot. Full story...
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