Jody Greene sworn in as Columbus County Sheriff

Jody Greene was sworn as Columbus County Sheriff on Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County has a new sheriff.

Jody Greene began his first day on the job after he was sworn in Monday morning at the Columbus County Courthouse.

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It was a tight race between Greene and incumbent Lewis Hatcher and in a recount last week, Green extended his lead by nearly 40 votes.