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Lake Waccamaw

Public meeting will consider hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park

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video Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic plant that can create nearly impenetrable mats of stems and leaves on a lake’s surface. An invasive species from central Africa, hydrilla impedes recreational use of waterways, crowds out native vegetation and can ultimately harm fish and other aquatic species. Its spread is often attributed to boats that are trailered from one lake to another. Full story...
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'Take the Lake' to get in shape

For most of us Labor Day is a day of rest, but one Columbus County community is using it as a way to get in shape.

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'Take the Lake' to get in shape

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For most of us Labor Day is a day of rest, but one Columbus County community is using it as a way to get in shape.video Full story...
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Boys & Girls Homes give teen moms in need place to adjust to new role

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Teen moms in Columbus County may soon get a helping hand in their new life. The Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw is in the process of opening a home, where pregnant teens in DSS care can live with their baby, while learning how to be a parent despite a lack of role models. Full story...
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2.75 million-year-old whale skull on display at Lake Waccamaw

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video A whale skull fossil found in Lake Waccamaw four years ago is now on exhibit. Scientists estimate the fossil is 2.75 million years old. They also say they may have discovered an entirely new species. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing boater found in Lake Waccamaw

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Investigators have confirmed that the missing boater in Lake Waccamaw has been found. The search began after a boat was found circling the middle of the lake with no one on board yesterday. Full story...
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Man shot in Columbus County after breaking and entering

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A man who investigators say broke into a home was shot Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Water main leak in Lake Waccamaw

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The water consumers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a Leaking Water Main along Lake Shore Drive. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw store owner cleared in shooting

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A Lake Waccamaw store owner will not face charges after shooting a robber in January. Full story...
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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

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Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot during robbery has died

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videoStore clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a a robber was shot and killed near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw State Park is the North Carolina 2011 Park of the Year

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Lake Waccamaw State Park in Columbus County has been named the North Carolina 2011 Park of the Year by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Missing man's body found in Lake Waccamaw

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Stewart Young, 47, of Bladenboro drowned while rescuing one of his four children from the water. Full story...
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Head-on collision kills two in Columbus County

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video Two Columbus County families are mourning the loss of a loved one. An East Columbus High School student collided head-on with a Columbus County transportation driver Monday morning on Old Lake Road just north of the high school. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw is the source of inspiration for one Whiteville artist

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videoThe story of one local artist begins in Hungary, and continues in Lake Waccamaw. It is the beauty and nature of her surroundings that inspire her many works of art. Full story...
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