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Columbus County News

Columbus County man builds baseball field

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videoHe built it and they're still coming. Disappointed by the lack of nearby baseball fields a Columbus County man built his own. Full story...
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Columbus County passes sale tax increase

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For more than 70 percent of people in Columbus County a sales tax increase was the only issue on the ballot. Full story...
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Columbus County voting on sales, use tax increase

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If you plan on purchasing any goods or services in Columbus County in the near future you may have to pay a little extra. There's a referendum on this year's ballot to raise the county's sales and use tax. Full story...
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Firefighters remember Riegelwood tornado

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Riegelwood firefighters raised the money to build the monument. They say it's not a memorial, but a celebration of the people's lives that were lost when the tornado touched down. Full story...
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Second escaped inmate caught in Columbus County

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Another of the three inmates who slipped out an unlocked door at the Columbus County jail has been caught. Full story...
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Two Columbus County inmates still at large

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Two inmates from the Columbus County detention center remain on the loose after escaping over the weekend. Full story...
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3 escape Columbus County jail

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Officials in Columbus County are looking for two prisoners who escaped from the county jail over the weekend. A third man also escaped, but has since been caught. Full story...
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Chadbourn prayer vigil hopes to stop growing gang violence

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videoChadbourn residents gathered in prayer tonight hoping to find the solution to a growing gang problem. Full story...
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Chadbourn zoning cost to increase

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If you live in Chadbourn and want to apply for zoning and special use permits expect to shell out more than you would have Tuesday. Full story...
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Forensic evidence may lead to Columbus County arrests

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Lake Waccamaw Police say forensic evidence that may lead to arrests in the drive by shooting could come in as early as tomorrow. Full story...
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Police increase security at high school football game

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For the past week Whiteville High School has been on high alert after rumors of gun violence in school. Friday night they're carrying the extra security over into the football game. The rumors of gun violence came after a murder last Friday in Lake Waccamaw after the Whiteville at East Columbus football game. Full story...
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Two Columbus County teens arrested

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Police in Whiteville have made a big break in last week's shooting. Two teens have been arrested, and authorities are looking for a third. Full story...
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Columbus County rescue squads fail to respond

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videoIf you have a medical emergency in Columbus County, it could be a while before an ambulance responds to your 911 call -- if it gets there at all. Columbus County officials have documented dozens of cases where rescue squads from all over the county never responded to emergency calls. Pages and pages of 911 medical emergency calls in Columbus County -- some dating back to 2006 -- that local rescue squads never responded to. Full story...
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Columbus County schools back to normal after gun violence rumors

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videoColumbus County high schools were just about back to normal today after rumors of gun violence circulated like wildfire yesterday. People in the Whiteville community say in no uncertain terms that gang activity is to blame. Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Randy Shaver admits there is gang presence on campus and is working on a plan to try and get rid of it. Full story...
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