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Columbus County News

NWS says microburst caused Columbus County damage

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video Families began the clean-up after strong thunderstorms caused some serious damage last night in Columbus County, as experts tried to figure out what exactly happened. Full story...
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Severe winds damage mobile homes in Chadbourn

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video Up to 10 mobile homes have been damaged by severe winds from Thursday's storms. No injuries reported at this time. Full story...
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center expands AirLink program

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video In a collaborative to better serve the communities in its seven-county region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has expanded its AirLink program with the addition of a second helicopter. By stationing the EC-135 T2 helicopters in Onslow and Columbus Counties, providers will be able to cut response times and deliver critical care and air ambulance services to patients following a traumatic illness or injury. Full story...
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Columbus County also exploring increasing officers in schools

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video Columbus County Superintendent Alan Faulk says safety is one of his school system's top priorities. At a meeting Monday night, educators asked county commissioners for support to make area schools safer. Full story...
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Morning fire kills gospel radio host

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video An early-morning fire in Columbus County claimed the life of a local radio broadcaster. Colleagues at WTAB-AM in Tabor City say gospel show host Bobby Pait Sr. died in the fire. Full story...
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Deputies say shootings that cross state lines may be connected

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video The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says two shootings on Friday that cross state lines may be connected. Police say Timothy Goings and Natasha Smith were shot Friday in the Green Acres community in Tabor City. Full story...
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Twin brothers arrested in connection to Christmas day murder

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video The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says two men have been arrested in connection to a Christmas day murder. Napolean Cooper and his twin brother Lapoleon Cooper were arrested for the murder of Gilberto Segovia. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus County shooting death may have led to fatal shooting across state line

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video Police say a shooting death in Columbus county may have led to a retaliatory shooting just across the state line. Full story...
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Child counselor sentenced for fraud and arson

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video A former Chadbourn school counselor will spend three decades behind bars for setting fire to his office to cover up Medicare fraud. Full story...
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Holiday murder investigations continue in Columbus County

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videoInvestigators did not have time to rest this holiday in Columbus County. There were two murders near Tabor City over the holiday: one Christmas Eve, and another one Christmas day. Full story...
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Deputies investigate murders on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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Deputies in Columbus County are investigating two unrelated shooting deaths near Tabor City. Full story...
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Fair Bluff cops play Santa for family in need

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videoIt was a year that saw their police chief and the town's clerk were arrested on drug charges and fired. But Fair Bluff Police are ending the year with what they hope is a new tradition to help people in need. Full story...
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'Heat for the Holidays' winners get new HVAC system

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videoThere are many families who may be in the cold this holiday season, but tonight, there's one fewer thanks to our "Heat for the Holidays" contest. Full story...
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B.J. Wright pleads guilty, heads to prison for 12.5-17 years

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videoEarlier this week a judge gave B.J. Wright a nearly $4 million bond. On his way out of the courtroom Wright reportedly told a bailiff, "I'll be home by Christmas." But today he found out he won't be going home any time soon. Full story...
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