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Fayetteville Observer

Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for railroad

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Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the board voted Monday night to approve $1.8 million in tax incentives for an unnamed buyer of the line that serves Columbus County, as well as Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina. Full story...
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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge's order

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Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge's order and get their client a new trial. The Fayetteville Observer reports that attorneys for the former Army captain have filed a motion arguing they should be allowed to appeal a ruling made last month. Full story...
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Moore County schools see benefits from laptops

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Some Moore County teachers say student use of laptops is resulting in better attendance, fewer discipline problems and more learning opportunities. The Fayetteville Observer reported about 3,400 more students will get laptops by next week. Some got laptops Monday, while other students will receive theirs by March 26. Full story...
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Chadbourn man charged in extortion case involving Columbus Co. court official

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An alleged extortion attempt involving Columbus County's trial court administrator has landed a Chadbourn man in jail. Full story...
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Tabor City chamber president charged with assault in South Carolina

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The president of the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor assault charges in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to police reports. Full story...
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