Columbus County News
Police officer's wife heads to court on drug charge
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 2:10pm.

Capt. Dean Foley's wife Teresa was scheduled to make her first court appearance today on charges of embezzling controlled substances from her employer.

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Killer faces death as jury deliberates Friday
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 4:40pm.

He has been convicted of four counts of first degree murder. Now it's time for a jury to decide whether Danny Thomas deserves the death penalty.

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Tabor City bank robbed
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 4:05pm.

Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says the BB&T on Hickman Road in Tabor City was robbed around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. So far investigators have not released a description of the robber.

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Bond hearing scheduled for B.J. Wright
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 12:59pm.

A judicial source tells WWAY the hearing is about posting bond. A judge has required that whoever posts Wright's bond appear before the court and explain why.

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Driver sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed man standing in yard
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:46am.

A Columbus County man will spend at least a dozen years behind bars for killing a man with his pick-up last year.

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TROUBLESHOOTERS: HVAC contractor leaves customers in the cold
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 10:55pm.

video Friendship and business can be a risky proposition. One Riegelwood couple may have found that out the hard way. They claim they hired a friend to install a new heating and air system in their home only to be left in the cold.

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Testimony wraps in Thomas sentencing
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 3:51pm.

video The jury had a short day Tuesday. They heard testimony in the morning and were released just before lunch time, but the attorneys stayed busy the rest of the day discussing and preparing for what's next.

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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:59pm.

videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it.

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Jurors hear from murderer's family during sentencing
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 3:48pm.

Jurors heard a second day of testimony in the sentencing phase of Danny Lamont Thomas. Last week they convicted Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005.

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Family says goodbye to woman run over by friend
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 3:35pm.

videoHighway Patrol says 22-year-old Kristy Nicole Yarbrough was run over by a friend off Old Stake Road just outside of Chadbourn early Saturday morning. Today family members in Bladenboro laid Yarbrough to rest.

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