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Columbus County News

Chadbourn prayer vigil hopes to stop growing gang violence

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videoChadbourn residents gathered in prayer tonight hoping to find the solution to a growing gang problem. Full story...
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Chadbourn zoning cost to increase

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If you live in Chadbourn and want to apply for zoning and special use permits expect to shell out more than you would have Tuesday. Full story...
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Forensic evidence may lead to Columbus County arrests

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Lake Waccamaw Police say forensic evidence that may lead to arrests in the drive by shooting could come in as early as tomorrow. Full story...
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Police increase security at high school football game

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For the past week Whiteville High School has been on high alert after rumors of gun violence in school. Friday night they're carrying the extra security over into the football game. The rumors of gun violence came after a murder last Friday in Lake Waccamaw after the Whiteville at East Columbus football game. Full story...
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Two Columbus County teens arrested

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Police in Whiteville have made a big break in last week's shooting. Two teens have been arrested, and authorities are looking for a third. Full story...
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Columbus County rescue squads fail to respond

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videoIf you have a medical emergency in Columbus County, it could be a while before an ambulance responds to your 911 call -- if it gets there at all. Columbus County officials have documented dozens of cases where rescue squads from all over the county never responded to emergency calls. Pages and pages of 911 medical emergency calls in Columbus County -- some dating back to 2006 -- that local rescue squads never responded to. Full story...
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Columbus County schools back to normal after gun violence rumors

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videoColumbus County high schools were just about back to normal today after rumors of gun violence circulated like wildfire yesterday. People in the Whiteville community say in no uncertain terms that gang activity is to blame. Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Randy Shaver admits there is gang presence on campus and is working on a plan to try and get rid of it. Full story...
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Many Columbus County students absent following deadly shooting

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videoMany students in Columbus County didn't show up for school Monday. Rumors of retaliation in the schools come after a murder Friday night following the East Columbus-Whiteville football game. Police say about 200 people were gathered in the parking lot of Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw when a silver Ford Taurus drove up and someone in it opened fire. Full story...
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Authorities investigating Columbus County drive-by shooting

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videoInvestigators say they may have found one of the suspects in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Columbus County that left one man dead and two more injured. They picked up the man on a separate charge Saturday night. Meanwhile the investigation continues into what happened. Full story...
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Columbus County animal activists gather to raise awareness

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videoThe Columbus County Humane Society and animal activists are upset. They say the Columbus County Animal Control shelter does not treat its pets in a humane way and spent the afternoon protesting the facility's actions. Over 100 people came together in Whiteville to raise awareness of animal cruelty that they say is going on in the county. Full story...
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Habitat, ministry rebuild home

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An outpouring of community support is giving a Whiteville couple the chance to start over. Several local organizations have vowed to work round the clock until a decaying house is just like new. Full story...
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Jury Reaches Verdict in Ramel Troy Murder Trial

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The trial of a man accused of killing a Columbus County teen wrapped up Wednesday. Full story...
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Columbus County murder trial begins

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The trial of a Columbus County man accused of murder began Monday. Full story...
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Racist fliers put school, community on edge

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videoTension was high for the first day of school in Columbus County. It began yesterday when residents in the Town of Evergreen woke up to fliers all over their neighborhoods -- fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. With the start of school in Columbus County, many people were concerned about what the day would bring. This after hateful, racist fliers geared towards local schools were found all over the Town of Evergreen Sunday. Full story...
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Neighborhood receives hate messages

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videoResidents woke up to hateful fliers all over their neighborhood in Evergreen Sunday. The fliers claimed to be from the Ku Klux Klan. Angela Hicks was in disbelief to see the fliers. She said, "They were in the road, they were in the yard, all over, you couldn't miss them." Full story...
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