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Mayor, residents react to Bolton double murder mystery

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video There's still no word on the identity of the second woman found dead in a shed behind a home in Bolton Monday evening. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: One of two victims identified in Columbus Co. murders

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videoColumbus County authorities have released the identity of one of the two women whose bodies were found in a shed behind a home Monday evening. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Bodies of two women found in shed

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video Columbus County deputies are investigating after they say a missing persons report led them to two decomposing bodies inside a storage building. Full story...
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Father, woman charged after toddler found wandering streets alone

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video A father and his girlfriend are facing child abuse charges after investigators said the man's daughter was found wandering the streets near his home alone. Full story...
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Man who tried to rape 11-year-old heading to prison for decades

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video A Tabor City man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for trying to rape a child three years ago. Full story...
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Man indicted in Columbus Co. officer-involved shooting

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video A grand jury has indicted the man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting. Full story...
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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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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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Man charged with assaulting EMTs helping girlfriend

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videoA Tabor City man is charged with felony assault on emergency personnel after EMTs went to his home yesterday to assist his girlfriend. Full story...
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