An aerial photo circa 1965 of the Holtrachem facility in Riegelwood that has been designated a Superfund site. (Photo: NCDEQ)
1 month ago
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Public feedback sought on cleanup for Superfund site in Columbus County

State and federal environmental agencies are asking for public feedback on a plan to clean up environmental contamination at a Superfund site in Columbus County.
1st Lt. Bryan Underwood presents a certificate to Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez who is the Cape Fear River Watch Education Coordinator. (Photo: Madison Morgan/ WWAY)
10 months ago
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Community celebrates 100-year-old lock & dam

Riegelwood residents held a ceremony for Cape Fear River's Lock and Dam No. 1, which has played a vital role in the community for 100 years.
A truck leaves International Paper in Riegelwood.
1 year ago
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Columbus Co. to hold public hearing on International Paper incentives

Columbus County residents will have a chance next month to sound off on a plan to give incentives to a large employer.
International Paper in Riegelwood.
1 year ago
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Columbus Co. Commission to consider International Paper incentives

Columbus County leaders will consider incentives for a major employer.
smallplanecrash
1 year ago
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One dead after Columbus County plane crash

The North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol has confirmed that one person is dead after a small plane crashed in Riegelwood. CAP assisted in finding the plane.
Jeffrey Michael Nelson, Jr. (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)
1 year ago
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Riegelwood man charged with Leland rape, burglary & kidnapping

Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives say a Columbus County man faces several charges, including second degree rape.
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1 year ago
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Injuries reported at Riegelwood mill

A spokeswoman with the International Paper Riegelwood Mill says three people are recovering from injuries sustained at the mill this morning.
Riegelwood mill cutting jobs, changing focus
2 years ago
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Riegelwood mill cutting jobs, changing focus

A spokeswoman for International Paper says its Riegelwood paper mill will be converted into a new type of production, affecting jobs in the mill.
Prayer vigil planned for missing Bladen Co. man
2 years ago
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Prayer vigil planned for missing Bladen Co. man

The family of a man last seen almost a week ago is planning a prayer vigil this weekend.
Train car derails at Riegelwood paper plant
2 years ago
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Train car derails at Riegelwood paper plant

No one was hurt when a train car derailed this morning at a Columbus County paper plant.