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Columbus County News

Georgia-Pacific employees to wait on hearing about layoffs

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Employees at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Whiteville will have a few days to wait before learning if layoffs at the plant will affect them. Full story...
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Nakina Fire and Rescue dedicates new facility

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videoIn November of 2007 the Nakina Fire and Rescue building burned to the ground. No one was hurt or injured, but the building was destroyed. Saturday, the small Columbus County town dedicated their new facility. Full story...
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Thirteen recent fatal accidents in Columbus County have officers concerned

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videoMore than a dozen people have died in fatal accidents on Columbus County roads in the past month, the majority of whom weren't yet out of their 20's. "This is a lot. This is higher than normal for sure," said Brian Ezzell of Highway Patrol. Full story...
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Mother's Day victim upgraded

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There is good news to report tonight on an elderly assault victim in Columbus County. The 78-year-old Tabor City woman who was robbed, beaten and raped in her home on Mother’s Day is on the mend. Full story...
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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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