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Columbus County News

Job on the way in Columbus County

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More jobs are on the way to our area. Columbus County announced Monday that Nice Blends Corporation will open a food-processing facility near Whiteville, which will create 54 jobs over three years. Full story...
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Tabor City Police arrest three for allegedly trespassing on Sen. Soles's property

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Senator Soles reported that three men refused to leave his property and became violent toward him. This is not the first time he has had problems with former clients.

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Record year for Columbus County Relay for Life

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The American Cancer Society fundraiser had more participants than ever before. Full story...
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Fowler resigns as Columbus County attorney

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The Columbus County attorney resigned this week amid allegations that he was doing personal business on the tax payers’ dime. Full story...
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Deputies shut down marijuana growing house

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videoColumbus County Sheriff's Deputies seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana plants, shutting down a growing house.

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Update on Whiteville crash that killed groom and two others

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There is more Wednesday on the crash that killed a groom and two others on the way to a wedding in Whiteville this past weekend. Full story...
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Tragic auto accident claims lives of groom, ring bearer, and groomsman

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videoThis weekend in Columbus County a wedding day turned into a day of sadness and loss as a groom and two of his attendants died on the way to the church. Full story...
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Columbus County job fair hopes to help lower unemployment rate

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videoThe job market in our area is tight, especially in Columbus County, with the highest unemployment rate in our region. A career fair held on Tuesday aimed to help. Full story...
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Columbus County Career Expo starts Tuesday at noon

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If you are looking for a job, you do not want to miss today's Career Expo in Columbus County. Employers who are hiring will be there. Full story...
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High school students see dangers of driving first hand

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videoStudents at East Columbus High School got a reality check from a staged traffic fatality Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Columbus County has new ideas on how to draw visitors to NC

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North Carolina's beautiful beaches and mountains draw millions to the state every year. Columbus County has come up with something else, in hopes of drawing a crowd. Full story...
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Columbus County schools Celebrate the Arts

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videoWhat makes Columbus County schools unique goes beyond the hallways. Out of the 115 school districts in our state, only 15 of them are run by cities. Whiteville is one of them. That means two school systems, a county and a city, oversee education in Columbus County. Full story...
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Saving Cove Swamp

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Lake Waccamaw and its residents are one step closer to saving Cove Swamp. On Wednesday, Lake Waccamaw Town Council voted to contribute $1,000 to the purchase of Cove Swamp. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Whiteville: Founder James B. White

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videoHistorians say there is not a single picture of the town's founder in existence, but we can still get an image of who he was. Gariel Bell of Central Middle School introduces us to James B. White. Full story...
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New jobs coming to Columbus County

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Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it's facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town. Full story...
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