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Columbus County News

Honey season not too sweet

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videoThe buzz from Columbus County is that there's a honey shortage. More than six hundred miles from the bankers on Wall Street the worker bees on Mill Pond Road are experiencing a recession of their own. Full story...
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Another arrest in robbery and rape in Columbus County

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Another suspect is under arrest, connected to the robbery and rape of a 78-year-old Columbus County woman this weekend. Full story...
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Two Columbus County accidents, two deaths

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Columbus County roads have been deadly of late. Twenty-year-old Clayton McKoy of Clarkton died at the hospital Sunday, after being ejected from an SUV. Full story...
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Three counts of second degree murder for driver involved in fatal wreck

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There are serious charges for the driver of a car involved in a fatal wedding day accident last month. Full story...
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Goodness grows in Columbus County

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Saturday marked the opening day for the Columbus County Farmers’ Market. Opening ceremonies included a performance by the Edgewood Elementary School chorus. Full story...
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Confederate Memorial Day in Whiteville

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videoThe courthouse came alive in Whiteville Saturday morning for a ceremony that was geared toward the recognition of Confederate veterans. Full story...
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Farmers' markets to accept food stamps

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A Columbus County farmers' market now accepts electronic benefits cards, commonly known as food stamps.

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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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