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Columbus County News

Columbus County to make up two missed school days

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videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm. Full story...
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Deputies: Man found shot inside car dies from gunshot wound to chest

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Deputies are investigating after they say a man who was found with a shot to the chest inside a car yesterday died from his gunshot wound. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for missing Whiteville woman

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The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Brooklyn Simone Baldwin. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Brooklyn Simone Baldwin, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Full story...
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B.J. Wright's wife pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

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videoThe wife of a well known Columbus County criminal is heading to prison herself for trying to tamper with her husband's criminal trial. Full story...
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Whiteville to consider sidewalk dining ordinance

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video From fine dining to southern soul food Columbus County residents say you can get it all in Whiteville. However, if you were planning on sitting outside and enjoying your dinner you’re out of luck. One business owner is now seeking to change all of that. Full story...
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Walters won't run for third full term in NC Senate

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videoColumbus County will have a new voice in the North Carolina Senate next year. Sen. Michael Walters (D-13th District) has decided he will not run for reelection. Full story...
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Hatcher sworn in as new Columbus County Sheriff

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town in Columbus County. Community members and law enforcement packed the Columbus County Courthouse this morning as Lewis Hatcher, the county's first black sheriff, was sworn in. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Two of three suspects in Columbus Co. murder were out on bond

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video New details have emerged about two of the suspects accused in the New Year's Day murder of a Hallsboro woman. Court records show that Derrick Devon Pierce and Antwan Jahmal Johnson have both had multiple run-ins with the law in the last year. Full story...
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Third suspect arrested in New Year's Day murder of Columbus Co. mom

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videoTwo men and one woman are in jail charged with murdering a woman in Columbus County early New Year's Day. The Sheriff's Office says Derrick Devon Pierce, 29, Antwan Jahmal Johnson, 30, and Amanda Kay Canady, 25, are charged with the murder of Keshia April Ward, 31, of Hallsboro. Full story...
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Kids find mom murdered, boyfriend beaten

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent attack and murder in Hallsboro. Full story...
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Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87

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videoThe News Reporter in Whiteville reports former mayor of Chadbourn Leo Mercer died on Thursday at Columbus Regional Healthcare. Full story...
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Columbus County Sheriff leaves with heavy heart

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videoAs one door for the Columbus County Sheriff opens, another one closes. At the start of the new year, Chris Batten will go to work for the Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards. Full story...
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Batten to resign as Columbus County sheriff

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videoBatten says he will step down effective at noon on Jan. 7, 2014. He says he has accepted a job with the North Carolina Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards. Full story...
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Driver killed in single car crash in Delco

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One man is dead after driving off the side of the road and hitting another car. Chief Steve Camlin of Acme, Delco, Reiglewood Rescue says that around 7pm a man driving westbound on Hwy.74/76 in Delco veered off the right side of the road, struck a parked car, and rolled over. Full story...
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Family of girl shot and killed files suit against gun maker

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videoThe family of a teen killed in what has been deemed an accidental shooting two years ago in Columbus County has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle blamed in her death. Two other women hurt in the shooting have joined in the lawsuit against Remington Arms Company, LLC. Full story...
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