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Columbus County News

State Board of Education to vote on future of SEGS Academy

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videoToday the Office of Charter Schools presented the State Board of Education with the Charter School Advisory Board's recommendation that the charter for SEGS Academy in Delco be revoked. Full story...
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Parents, staff fighting to save small charter school

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videoOne Columbus County charter school is fighting for its life this week against the state boards of charter schools and education. Full story...
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Ukrainian man found guilty in wire fraud case

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video A Columbus County jury found a Ukrainian man guilty following a week-long trial that experienced multiple delays due to inclement weather. Full story...
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Florida school helps Columbus Co. school after fire

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video A Columbus County elementary school gets help from a Florida elementary school after a fire destroys the main building. Old Dock Elementary School lost its historic main building almost two months ago. The school's auditorium and library are now just memories for former student Lisa Metts. Full story...
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Deputies: Woman uses child, 4, to smuggle pot into jail

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A mother is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into a jail for her boyfriend. Deputies said she stuffed the weed in her four-year-old son's pant pocket. Full story...
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Man charged after Columbus Co. shooting

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videoInvestigators with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office say a man is facing charges after trying to attack his former girlfriend. Full story...
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Replacement of 41-year-old Col. Co. bridge starts soon

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work will start next month to replace a 41-year-old bridge in Columbus County. Full story...
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Innocence hearing set Friday for Joseph Sledge

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A three-judge panel will meet Friday in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission’s recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976. Full story...
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Community rallies to replace items lost in school fire

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video A community pulls together to replace items lost in an elementary school fire. Full story...
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Bank employee injured in armed robbery

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videoWhiteville police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a bank robbery. Full story...
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