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Whiteville man convicted in wife's death 14 years later

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A Whiteville man will spend more than five years in prison after his conviction for killing his wife 14 years ago. According to a news release from District Attorney Jon David, John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 53, was convicted Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 36-year-old Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Man's body found under Whiteville bridge with several gunshot wounds

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video Officials need the community's help in identifying the man found dead in a creek under a bridge. Full story...
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Officials working to identify man found under Whiteville bridge

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video Columbus County detectives are investigating the discovery of a body found in a Whiteville creek. Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Whiteville Friday night

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videoWhiteville Police confirm one man was killed in a shooting that happened just before midnight Friday. Full story...
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Bus service connecting Wilmington with Fayetteville, Charlotte starts

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The Queen City-Coastal Connector intercity bus, operated by Horizon Coach Lines, will add service to Wilmington, Whiteville and Lumberton to its existing route to Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe and Charlotte. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD fills up grocery carts in Whiteville

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videoSurprise Squad not only filled up some grocery carts, it also helped out a good cause at the Food Lion in Whiteville Thursday. As a special promotion at Food Lion, for every re-usable bag a customer buys for a $1.19, Food Lion will donate five meals through their 'Feeding America' program. Full story...
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Round 4 of the WWAY Surprise Squad is Subsational!

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video Round 4 of the WWAY and Perry's Emporium Surprise Squad takes us to Whiteville to pick up the tab for some unsuspecting sandwich lovers. Full story...
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NC 11 Bridge closed for repairs

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Drivers will have to cross the river in Wilmington or Elizabethtown to cross the Cape Fear River in this area. W.R. Marsh, the Resident Engineer, said the closure is due to damage from being struck by a piece of equipment Monday evening. Full story...
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Teen driver charged for three deaths in highway pileup

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videoAccording to Highway Patrol, two children and an elderly man were killed in a three-car accident near Whiteville around 10 p.m. Friday. Highway Patrol says Jaquan Wandarias King, 17, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center and driving without a license. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins $150,000 in lottery

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A Whiteville woman is more than $100,000 richer after stopping for gas Friday night. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for missing Whiteville woman

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The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Brooklyn Simone Baldwin. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Brooklyn Simone Baldwin, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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Whiteville to consider sidewalk dining ordinance

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video From fine dining to southern soul food Columbus County residents say you can get it all in Whiteville. However, if you were planning on sitting outside and enjoying your dinner you’re out of luck. One business owner is now seeking to change all of that. Full story...
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Whiteville fires police chief

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videoWhiteville is looking for a new police chief. In a news release, City Manager Larry Faison said Jerry Britt "was separated from city employment as a result of violations of the City’s Personnel Policy Article VII: Leaves of Absence and Article IX: Unsatisfactory Performance related to incapacity, unable to meet work standards and a pattern of failing to report to work." 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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Whiteville's only movie theater may close if it does not convert to digital

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videoOne of the oldest movie theaters in North Carolina faces an ultimatum; convert to digital, or close. It's the only movie theater in Whiteville, but it may soon shut its doors. Cinema 3 opened in 1928, and has been entertaining generations ever since. But new technology might force it out of business. Full story...
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