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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. sheriff's candidate calls on Sheriff Hatcher to join him for forum

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Calvin Norton is running to be the next sheriff of Columbus County and he's trying to get some traction for his campaign this weekend. Today he sent out an email challenging current Sheriff Lewis Hatcher to a debate on Saturday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect now in critical condition following officer-involved shooting

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The man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting Sunday is now in critical condition, according to hospital staff. Investigators say multiple officers from both the State Highway Patrol and the Columbus County Sheriff's Office shot at Evans. Full story...
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Four sent to the hospital after school bus crash

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videoOne woman is recovering tonight after Highway Patrol says she rear-ended a school bus Friday morning. Investigators say a woman driving a van on Highway 701 hit the bus when it stopped near Dogwood Lane in Whiteville. Full story...
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Convicted killer sentenced to life without parole

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videoIt was a case that broke when the teen suspects bragged at school about a murder. Today the victim's own nephew found out how he would be punished for the crime. Full story...
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Retired Army K9 reunited with handler

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video What would you do if you found out that your family pet actually belonged to someone else? A Whiteville woman adopted a retired Army K9 just three weeks ago, and now she’s giving him up to the man she says is his rightful owner. Full story...
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Mark Little steps down as West Columbus football coach

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videoMark Little has turned in his resignation as head football coach and athletics director at West Columbus High School after two years in Cerro Gordo. Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NCHSAA loophole allows Kirk to play for two teams in same season

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video If you have ever seen Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk play basketball it is obvious that every team on the state would want to have him. Thanks to an NCHSAA loophole Kirk has been able to suit up for two different teams this season. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins $150,000 in lottery

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A Whiteville woman is more than $100,000 richer after stopping for gas Friday night. Full story...
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Fonvielle resigns as S. Columbus head football coach

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Jake Fonvielle announced his resignation as the South Columbus head football coach and athletics director on Wednesday morning. Fonvielle took over the football program at South Columbus in 2009. Fonvielle led the Stallions to the 2-A East Championship game in 2011 & 2012. Full story...
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