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Columbus County News

Police: Boyfriend charged with woman's death after robbery plot goes wrong

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videoA Whiteville woman is dead after police say her boyfriend shot her after a plot to rob a man went wrong. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to murder charge

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videoA man accused of hitting and killing another driver while running from a robbery pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday. Full story...
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Convicted killer seeks third trial to prove innocence

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videoA man convicted twice for second degree murder is seeking a third trial. Joseph Sledge says he was wrongly accused of the murder of two Bladen County women in the late 1970’s. Josephine Davis, 74 and her daughter Aileen, 53, were found dead in their home Labor Day 1976. Full story...
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With ground already saturated, Chantal could be significant flooding threat

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videoAfter flooding rains in the Carolinas the last several weeks, we're finally getting a break. But now Tropical Storm Chantal looms in the Atlantic. So can our area handle any more rain? Full story...
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Officer injured after police chase

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A Whiteville police officer was injured after a car chase. Officers were called to the Cook apartment complex located on W. Burkhead St. and Martin Luther King Avenue by Deondra Johnson. She had an altercation with her boyfriend Dashad Deleon Maultsby earlier in the day. Full story...
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Jury convicts Jenrette on two counts of murder

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A Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of two murders in 2007. Full story...
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Former counselor pleads guilty to murder

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A former school counselor will spend 20 to 34 years in prison for a 2011 murder. Michael Shawn Brown pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in Columbus County Superior Court. Full story...
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Trial starts for man charged with two 2007 murders

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videoSantonio Jenrette faces two counts of first degree murder after investigators charged him with the 2007 murders of Darnell Frink, 22, and Rashed Delamez Jones, 14. Full story...
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Cardboard boat races attract hundreds to Lake Waccamaw

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videoThe weather was perfect this weekend for all types of water-sports, even...cardboard boat racing? That's right. Hundreds of people soaked up the sun at Lake Waccamaw for the North Carolina Cardboard Boat Championship races. The challenge was to design and build a human-powered, cardboard boat that could finish, and stay afloat, during a 200-yard course around the lake. A few folks even put their imaginations to work while building. Full story...
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Teams ready to sink or swim at NC Cardboard Boat Championships

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video A boat race of a different kind is happening tomorrow at Lake Waccamaw. The event shows all sorts of ships will sail even if you don't think they can hold water. For some it leads to a smile. While it leaves others with a sinking feeling. Full story...
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