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Columbus County News

Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

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videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Trial to start in hospital shooting death

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Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Chadbourn man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Whiteville hospital in August 2011. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder in stabbing death

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A Columbus County woman has been charged with murder. Beverly Williams, 31, is charged with stabbing Eddie Jarone Best, 56 to death Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Chadbourn man sentenced to 30 years on carjacking, gun crimes

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A federal judge has sentenced a Chadbourn man to 30 years in prison for carjacking and gun crimes. Full story...
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DA Jon David will contest Joseph Sledge's claim of innocence in 37-year-old murders

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Joseph Sledge must overcome a skeptical district attorney if his murder conviction in the deaths of two women more than 35 years ago is going to be overturned. Full story...
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Columbus elections officials looking into possible duplicate voter registrations

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The Columbus County Board of Elections is looking into a possible duplicate voter registration, the county attorney said Thursday. Full story...
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Woman charged with gun at Whiteville High School

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videoA woman is in jail after police says she showed up on a school campus armed. Whiteville Police Lt. Marc McGee says Michelle Walling had gotten into a car accident, left the scene and drove to Whiteville High School. The other driver involved in the crash followed her to Whiteville High, where they got into an argument. Full story...
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Higher premiums for overweight, smoking workers could help Columbus Co. trim fat

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video Of the 100 counties in North Carolina, Columbus County has been recognized as the unhealthiest. A cost-saving measure by the county could reward county employees for living a healthier lifestyle. Full story...
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No charges filed in shooting death of teen

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No charges will be filed in the shooting death of Jasmine Thar. The 16-year-old was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2011. Full story...
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Whiteville residents band together to fight crime

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videoResidents in part of Whiteville are meeting tonight to talk about the rise of crime in their area. Some residents say Whiteville is the best little city in the US. But over the past several weeks the city has seen an increase in crime that has some concerned citizens taking action. Full story...
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Police search for shooting suspect

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video Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was shot in the leg Tuesday night. According to police reports, around 8:30, Candice Jordan was outside of her apartment near Whiteville Municipal Park when a cream-colored Chrysler 200 drove by. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: DA says SBI to investigate after Bolton police chief shot

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videoWhiteville Police are looking for the man they say shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim in the leg Wednesday night. Full story...
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Ply Gem to bring 145 jobs to Fair Bluff

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Gov. Pat McCrory and NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Ply Gem Industries, a manufacturer of building products, will expand its operations in Columbus County. The company plans to create 145 jobs and invest $15.5 million over the next three years in Fair Bluff. Full story...
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