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Columbus County News

EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Cardboard Boat Championships

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videoLake Waccamaw is getting ready for a big event next month. The NC Cardboard Boat Championships are June 14th. And members of the Whiteville Rotary Club showed off how to build a seafaring vessel out of cardboard Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Delco death

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Delco man who died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center last night. Full story...
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Man found guilty of manslaughter in Christmas Eve 2012 killing

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videoA Columbus County jury has convicted a man for manslaughter in the Christmas Eve 2012 death of his girlfriend. Full story...
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Round 4 of the WWAY Surprise Squad is Subsational!

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video Round 4 of the WWAY and Perry's Emporium Surprise Squad takes us to Whiteville to pick up the tab for some unsuspecting sandwich lovers. Full story...
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Daycare worker charged with biting child

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videoA Columbus County daycare worker has been charged with a felony after allegedly biting a child in her care. Joni Smith McMillan, 36, is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and assault on a child younger than 12, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Columbus deputy, girlfriend facing assault charges

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videoAn off-duty Columbus County deputy and his EMT girlfriend were each charged with assault in a Sunday confrontation at their home, Sheriff's Office reports show. Full story...
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Sheriff Hatcher wins first Columbus Co. campaign

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Lewis Hatcher won his first campaign Tuesday night. Hatcher beat out for other democrats for the office of Columbus County Sheriff. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. deputies shoot, kill murder suspect; 2nd death under investigation

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videoInvestigators say Columbus County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a murder suspect in Tabor City overnight after they say he fired at them. Meanwhile they are also investigating a fire, where another man died. Full story...
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