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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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Whiteville's Ben Treece is our newest, biggest fan of the all new Cape Fear CW

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videoBen Treece of Whiteville posted this YouTube video today on our Facebook page. Looks like Ben's is our newest, biggest fan in Columbus County because we're launching the new Cape Fear CW on our 3.2 channel. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12-year-old girl describes drive-by that landed her in hospital

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videoA Whiteville girl is recovering from injuries from a drive-by shooting at her home overnight. Zyria Hickman, 12, was hit in the head and neck by metal and shattered glass. She is expected to be OK. Full story...
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