Columbus County News
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Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Sat, 12/28/2013 - 2:48pm.

videoThe News Reporter in Whiteville reports former mayor of Chadbourn Leo Mercer died on Thursday at Columbus Regional Healthcare.

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Columbus County Sheriff leaves with heavy heart
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:46pm.

videoAs one door for the Columbus County Sheriff opens, another one closes. At the start of the new year, Chris Batten will go to work for the Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards.

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Batten to resign as Columbus County sheriff
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 11:53pm.

videoBatten says he will step down effective at noon on Jan. 7, 2014. He says he has accepted a job with the North Carolina Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards.

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Driver killed in single car crash in Delco
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:24pm.

One man is dead after driving off the side of the road and hitting another car. Chief Steve Camlin of Acme, Delco, Reiglewood Rescue says that around 7pm a man driving westbound on Hwy.74/76 in Delco veered off the right side of the road, struck a parked car, and rolled over.

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Family of girl shot and killed files suit against gun maker
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:24am.

videoThe family of a teen killed in what has been deemed an accidental shooting two years ago in Columbus County has filed a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle blamed in her death. Two other women hurt in the shooting have joined in the lawsuit against Remington Arms Company, LLC.

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Guilty plea entered in 2010 double murder
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:40pm.

videoA man has pleaded guilty to murdering two brothers in Columbus County nearly three years ago. The District Attorney says Ronald Bellamy pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Lee Otis Vereen and Jerome Williams.

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FIRST ON 3: Chadbourn Chief: 'I haven't quit'
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:45pm.

videoChadbourn's police chief says he has not quit his job despite reports to the contrary. Chief Steven Shaw says he has had discussions with town leaders about him leaving his position, but he says nothing has been agreed to and nothing has been signed.

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Tabor City liquor vote fails by one vote
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:46am.

videoMixed drinks will not be available any time soon at restaurants in Tabor City. A recount of the Nov. 5 on a referendum to allow the alcohol sale confirmed the measure failed by one vote.

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Two women charged in connection with Columbus County murder
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 5:14pm.

videoA Whiteville woman is the fifth person charged in connection with a murder last month near Tabor City. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Amanda Christine Calhoun yesterday.

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With one vote difference, Tabor City booze referendum gets recount
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 4:39pm.

videoThere will be a recount on a referendum for selling mixed drinks in Tabor City. Columbus County Board of Elections Supervisor Carla Strickland says the final vote was 133 for and 134 against the measure.

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