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Columbus County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

Columbus County is seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Local nursing home spreads Christmas cheer

In Lake Waccamaw, Premier Living staff have made it their mission to get residents into the holiday spirit.

As virus spread worsens, NC is reluctant to add restrictions

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in North Carolina have reached their worst levels since the pandemic began. But the state's top health official said Thursday more restrictions may not be needed if people follow the existing rules.

Convicted felon charged in deadly Whiteville shooting

A convicted felon has been charged in the deadly shooting that happened in Whiteville over the weekend.

NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court judge wrongly blocked the implementation of North Carolina’s latest photo voter identification law with her legal injunction last year.

DA says they’re ‘declaring war’ on drug dealers as sheriff offices form task force

Sheriff offices in Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson counties are joining forces to crack down on crimes in the region.

North Carolina to get 85,000 initial Pfizer COVID vaccine doses

North Carolina is preparing to receive COVID-19 vaccines and has a plan to distribute them statewide.

‘Bud Light is clearly not a breakfast beer’: Lake Waccamaw PD search for alleged beer thief

The Lake Waccamaw Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly stole beer from a gas station early one morning.

State reports highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations

North Carolina has reported its highest number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus for a third consecutive day.

Whiteville shooting ends with one dead, another critically injured

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured Sunday night.

NCDHHS to give seniors, people with disabilities financial help with heating bills

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday it will issue an automated payment to thousands of eligible households to help with winter heating expenses via the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.

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Deputy in hospital after being struck by SUV on Carolina Beach Road

The vehicle is described as a dark in color 2004 Chevy SUV with a missing front headlight and side mirror.

UNCW calls fall semester a success, will test students for COVID-19 more frequently in spring

Students at UNCW are getting ready to head home for the holidays as the school watches rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the country.

New Hanover & Topsail changing classes in latest NCHSAA realignment plan

Two Cape Fear area high schools are set to move up a classification after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced its first draft for realignment in the next four year cycle. 

Despite challenges Seaside Chapel Living Nativity open in Carolina Beach

It's been a tough week for Seaside Chapel in Carolina Beach. Last Sunday part of their Living Nativity set came toppling to the ground because of a storm, but with help from the community they were ready for opening night on Friday.