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Columbus Co. man arrested for wife's 2000 murder

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Columbus County Sheriff's detectives and investigators with the District Attorney's Office arrested John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 51, of Honey Field Road, Whiteville, for the 2000 murder of his wife, Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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Video details incident involving Chadbourn town manager

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video It's been more than 18 months since Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox was charged with impersonating a police officer. Today, we're finally getting a look at what led to the charge. SEE FULL VIDEO INSIDE. Full story...
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Already deemed unhealthiest, many in Columbus County won't buckle up

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video In April, Columbus County was ranked the unhealthiest in the state. Now county residents are considered the least likely in the state to wear a seat belt. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Moving Obama's speech costs Columbus Co. woman thousands

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videoPresident Obama's cancelled outdoor speech did more than disappoint. It will cost one Columbus County woman thousands of dollars. Full story...
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Three shot at Columbus County club

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One person remains in critical condition after a shooting early this morning in Columbus County. It happened around 2 a.m. at Balls Night Club in Evergreen. Full story...
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Fourth suspect wanted in Tabor City shooting

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video A month after being shot in the face and neck the health of a Tabor City man has finally stabilized. Full story...
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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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B.J. Wright, wife arrested for jury tampering

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B.J. and Karen Sealey Wright are each charged with one count of felony conspiracy, harrassment of a juror and obstructing justice, according to the Columbus County Jail. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says more charges may be filed after investigators talk to the couple. Full story...
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Missing person case ends in murder investigation

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video A Columbus County mother is grieving after learning her son died at the hands of another. It started as a missing persons case, but turned into much more. Full story...
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B.J. Wright trial delayed as attorney withdraws, new investigation starts

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A judge has delayed the trial for a young man with ties to R.C. Soles before testimony started. 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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ONLY ON 3: B.J. Wright back in court after window escape try

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video B.J. Wright faces a host of charges, including cocaine and marijuana possession, resisting and delay and a habitual felon charge. All of the charges stem from incidents early last year. Full story...
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Warrants issued for three wanted for Tabor City shooting, robbery

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Police have warrants for three men they believe are connected to the robbery and shooting of David Grubbs in a Tabor City church parking lot. Full story...
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