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Columbus County News

Round 4 of the WWAY Surprise Squad is Subsational!

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video Round 4 of the WWAY and Perry's Emporium Surprise Squad takes us to Whiteville to pick up the tab for some unsuspecting sandwich lovers. Full story...
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Daycare worker charged with biting child

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videoA Columbus County daycare worker has been charged with a felony after allegedly biting a child in her care. Joni Smith McMillan, 36, is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and assault on a child younger than 12, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Columbus deputy, girlfriend facing assault charges

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videoAn off-duty Columbus County deputy and his EMT girlfriend were each charged with assault in a Sunday confrontation at their home, Sheriff's Office reports show. Full story...
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Sheriff Hatcher wins first Columbus Co. campaign

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Lewis Hatcher won his first campaign Tuesday night. Hatcher beat out for other democrats for the office of Columbus County Sheriff. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. deputies shoot, kill murder suspect; 2nd death under investigation

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videoInvestigators say Columbus County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a murder suspect in Tabor City overnight after they say he fired at them. Meanwhile they are also investigating a fire, where another man died. Full story...
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Teen driver charged for three deaths in highway pileup

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videoAccording to Highway Patrol, two children and an elderly man were killed in a three-car accident near Whiteville around 10 p.m. Friday. Highway Patrol says Jaquan Wandarias King, 17, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center and driving without a license. Full story...
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Investigation continues into Delco shooting death

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videoThe investigation continues into the shooting death of a Columbus County man Monday night. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy in Raleigh yesterday determined Livis Charles Owens, Jr., died of a single gunshot wound that entered around his right shoulder and exited his body near his left shoulder. Full story...
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Man shot, killed in Delco overnight

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death late last night. The Sheriff's Office says officers responded at about 11:43 p.m. to 631 Evergreen Church Rd. Full story...
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