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Columbus County Sheriff's Office

ONLY ON 3: Why Tabor City Police always respond to Sen. Soles's house

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Former State Senator R.C. Soles lives near Tabor City, but not "in" Tabor City. His sprawling estate is outside of the official city limits. Yet whenever something happens at the house, Tabor City Police always respond, even though it's technically out of their jurisdiction. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Dept. not investigating Soles/Scott scuffle; Tabor City Police misinformed

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Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says Tabor City Police mis-informed us when they said his department was investigating last week's scuffle between former State Senator R.C. Soles and Stacey Scott. Full story...
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Admitted bank robber makes court appearance

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A man who admitted robbing two Columbus County banks made his first appearance in court today. Investigators say 29-year-old Jonathan Bo Drye admitted robbing the first bank in Whiteville yesterday and the BB&T in Riegelwood last week. Full story...
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Columbus County moves to electronic warrant system

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The new computerized system, which starts tomorrow, lets officers print criminal processes for warrants, orders for arrests and summons when they're needed. That way, they won't have to carry around a bunch of unnecessary paperwork. Full story...
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Millions in bail for women arrested for drugs

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Two Columbus County women are in jail, facing major drug charges.

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Deputies shut down marijuana growing house

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videoColumbus County Sheriff's Deputies seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana plants, shutting down a growing house.

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