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Federal grant to help law enforcement in Columbus County

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A federal grant will help law enforcement in Columbus County get on the same page. The county has received a Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $14,683 to increase communications and information sharing among law enforcement agencies in the county. Full story...
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Spivey takes over baseball program at South Columbus

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T.J. Spivey is back in Columbus County after one year of coaching at North Myrtle Beach High School. The former South Columbus Stallion was named the head baseball coach at South Columbus High School on Monday. Full story...
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Brisson, Hill set to join Republicans to override Perdue's budget veto

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Republicans in the General Assembly will need some help from across the aisle to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget, and it looks like they may already have half the votes they need from our area. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - June 24: Cari Blalock preps for Olympic Trials & more

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videoOn Sunday night we featured the final night of the District 9 Dixie Youth Softball Tournament from Brunswick County. We also showcased former New Hanover Wildcat Cari Blalock. The UNC Tar Heel is just one day away from competing in the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Nebraska. Full story...
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Ron Hewett's son Justin named Fair Bluff Police Chief

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video There's a new top cop in the Columbus County town of Fair Bluff, and he has a familiar name. Justin Hewett replaces Marty Lewis, who was fired after being arrested last month. Full story...
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Water main leak in Lake Waccamaw

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The water consumers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a Leaking Water Main along Lake Shore Drive. Full story...
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Waccamaw Bank acquired by First Community Bank

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Waccamaw Bank is no more. First Community Bank, of Bluefield, VA, is taking over the business. Full story...
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Whiteville wins 2-A state title

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Whiteville High School won the 2-A baseball state championship series on Saturday over Randleman High School. It's the fifth state title in baseball for the Whiteville Wolfpack. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins top prize $4,000,000 Cash Blowout

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Clariece Hammonds of Chadbourn in Columbus County became the second person to win the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $4,000,000 Cash Blowout game. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Widow talks about arrest of three teens for husband's murder

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video Three teens are behind bars in Columbus County charged with murdering a man. Today, the wife of the victim says her husband did not deserve the fate he received, and she is fighting for justice. Full story...
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Three Columbus Co. teens charged with murder after bragging to classmates

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video Three Columbus County teenagers have been arrested and charged with murdering a Hallsboro man after deputies say they bragged to classmates at East Columbus High School. Sheriff Chris Batten says deputies found three of the victim's guns in the suspects' homes Thursday. Full story...
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Fair Bluff police chief, town clerk fired amid drug scandal

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is out of jail and out of a job. Town leaders held an emergency meeting last night to fire the Chief Marty Lewis and another town employee after both were indicted on drug charges. Mayor Randy Britt says these moves were necessary amid the scandal. Full story...
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Three teens arrested for Hallsboro murder

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Three teens have been arrested in Columbus County for a murder in the town of Hallsboro. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fair Bluff police chief out of jail

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is in hot water after being charged with selling drugs on the job. The district attorney says officers arrested Marty Lewis yesterday while he was taking part of a drug-deal on duty and in uniform. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fair Bluff police chief arrested

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Fair Bluff's police chief has been arrested. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says the arrest of Marty Lewis came after an SBI investigation. Full story...
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