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Columbus County News

Investigators return to site of allegedly abused horses

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videoMore than eight months ago Columbus County Animal Cruelty investigators confiscated eight horses after finding signs of neglect and abuse. Full story...
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Escaped Columbus County inmate caught

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An inmate who walked out of the Columbus County jail five months ago, is back in custody. Full story...
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20 years later coal spill to be cleaned up

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videoTwenty years after a train derailment in Columbus County officials are finally looking into ways to clean up the mess left behind. Full story...
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Whiteville School Board considers uniforms

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Students in Whiteville may face some major changes in their school dress code -- changes that may have them wearing uniforms. Full story...
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Malnourished horses returned to owners

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videoAbout eight months ago a family in the Delco area had eight horses taken away after animal cruelty investigators say they found evidence of neglect and abuse. Monday the family got the horses back, but not without some concern from those who helped re-nourish the animals. Full story...
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Town cleaning up after severe weather

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videoPeople from New Hanover County to Bladen County spent yesterday cleaning up after Saturday's powerful storms. Full story...
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Chadbourn battling fly problem

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Some residents in one local town have been invaded by some nasty neighbors -- ones who have wings. The town is Chadbourn and the problem is flies. Full story...
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Scrap metal facility under investigation

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videoIt all started about two weeks ago when residents of the nearby New Hope trailer park community complained to authorities about excessive noise and fumes. Full story...
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State cracking down on animal euthanization

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The state is cracking down on the way animal shelters euthanize stray animals in their care. The state Board of Agriculture voted this week to approve new regulations specifying the right way to euthanize animals in the shelter. Full story...
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Columbus County sees year's first rabies case

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A rabies case involving a family dog in Columbus County marks the county's first of the year. Full story...
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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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