Columbus County News
Brunswick political flap closes traffic court
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 9:49am.

A political feud is putting traffic offenders in limbo in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties.

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Bone marrow drive held to find a match for Columbus County child
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 6:19pm.

video A Columbus County deputy's son is battling Leukemia for the third time. Colby Byrd was diagnosed when he was two, and now, at the age of nine, he needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Columbus County native wins Big South player of year honors in softball
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:52pm.

Kelly Strickland used to swing a mean bat at South Columbus High School. She's now swinging even harder in college.

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FIRST ON 3: SCC baseball team raising money to go to Junior College World Series
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 12:47pm.

Members of the Southeastern Community College Rams baseball team are making a personal appeal for support to help them travel to Enid, Oklahoma for the National Junior College Division II World Series.

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FIRST ON 3: Jurors in Thomas case deadlocked; Judge gives life sentence
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 10:25pm.

video After a jury that convicted a man of four murders could not come to an agreement on a sentence, the judge in the Danny Thomas case handled the sentence.

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Christian counselor charged with murder
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 1:31pm.

The Sheriff's Office says Michael Shawn Brown bonded out of jail this afternoon on a $50,000 bond for the death of Larry Townes back in March.

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SECC Rams win region ten baseball title
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 7:38pm.

The Southeastern Community College baseball team will be playing in the national junior college baseball tournament later this month. They earned their invitation by claiming the region ten title on Monday in Morehead City.

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No sentence yet for Thomas
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 6:03pm.

Day three of deliberations in a quadruple murder case in Columbus County and still no sentence. A jury took just a few hours May 5 to convict Danny Lamont Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005 but their decision of how he should pay for the crimes is taking much longer.

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FIRST ON 3: No info about who posted bond for B.J. Wright
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 10:06pm.

video B.J. Wright is getting out of jail. A Columbus County bail bondsman has posted a $750,000 bond for the young man charged with a host of crimes, including vandalism at the home of former Sen. R.C. Soles.

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Jury deadlocked in Thomas sentencing
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:26pm.

Jurors in the Danny Thomas case spent Friday deliberating his sentence for killing four people during robberies in Chadbourn in 2005. The jury said they were deadlocked this afternoon, leading the court to decide to continue the sentencing portion of trial on Saturday morning.

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