Columbus County News
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Fair Bluff mourns death of town candidate on Election Day
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:51pm.

video A Fair Bluff man should have had every reason to celebrate yesterday, as he won the town's race for mayor. Instead he had every reason to mourn, as his brother, who was also running for office, died on Election Day.

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Liquor vote passes in two towns, deadlocks in third
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:28pm.

videoShould restaurants be allowed to serve liquor? That was the question posed to voters in three Columbus County towns.

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Fair Bluff Council candidate dies on Election Day
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:14pm.

videoA candidate for Fair Bluff Town Commissioner has died of an apparent heart attack on Election Day, according to the town's mayor.

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Tabor City farmer sentenced for insurance fraud scam
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 2:31pm.

A federal judge has sentenced a Tabor City farmer for his role in a tobacco insurance fraud scam. The judge sentenced Patrick Rex Lovett, 48, to five years probation and nine months house arrest. He also must pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit $160,696.

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Family of teen, man who shot and killed each other speaks out
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:18pm.

videoThe family of a teen involved in a double shooting that killed him and his stepdad in Columbus County yesterday is speaking out about both victims and what may have led to the situation.

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Columbus County law enforcement addresses Green Acres crime
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:35pm.

video The Columbus County community of Green Acres used to be the place to be. After two men killed each other Thursday morning local law enforcement spoke out about crime in Green Acres, and how it quickly became one of the most dangerous areas in the county.

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Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each other
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:37am.

video A man and his teenage stepson are dead after investigators say they shot each other overnight. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City.

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Animal rescue groups want change in Columbus County
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 10:50pm.

video Dozens of animal rights activists from across the state told Columbus County Commissioners that changes need to be at the county's animal shelter.

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UPDATE: Fourth man arrested in connection to Columbus County murder
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 6:40pm.

videoA fourth Whiteville man, Charles Thomas Little, 19, has been arrested by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in connection with the Murder of Lee Travis Wright.

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Man pleads guilty to attempted sex offense.
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:27pm.

A man pleaded guilty today to attempted sex offense.

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