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Columbus County News

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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Woman in jail, three men wanted for Tabor City shooting

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video New details about a shooting last week in Tabor City. A woman has turned herself in to police in connection with the crime. Full story...
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Tabor City shooting victim recovering after surgery

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The man shot in Tabor City early yesterday morning is in serious condition in a Myrtle Beach hospital. Full story...
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B.J. Wright jumps out of courthouse window

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One of the troubled young men with ties to R.C. Soles is back in trouble and in the hospital. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says B.J. Wright jumped through a second-story window at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville this afternoon. Full story...
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Police say string of crimes overnight ends with man shot in neck, face

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video An early-morning shooting in Tabor City may be linked to as many as five people in two states. Police say they are working to figure out what crimes fit where after a shooting in a church parking lot led investigators to three other crimes throughout the night. Full story...
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Hog farm ordered to pay for wetlands preservation

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A Columbus County hog farm operator has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines and restitution for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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