FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Funnel clouds spotted in Columbus County, no damage reported

Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten tells WWAY his officers and firefighters have checked several areas where there were reports of a funnel cloud or tornado and have found no damage.

Sen. Soles’s father has died

Robert Charles Soles, Sr., was 98 years old.

A look at some bills introduced by our legislators

Bills with local interest include state control of video gaming machines, enhancing the state's film incentives, changes to New Hanover County's ABC board and a subsidy for a non-profit.

ONLY ON 3: DA candidates talk about the Soles bill to split the...

video "Soles has a history of abusing his office and abusing his power," says Joe Sinsheimer, a consultant for the Democratic Party. "And it's incumbent upon Senator Basnight to take a stand and publicly rebuke Senator Soles for this kind of self-serving and embarrassing legislation."

Charlotte Observer: Soles should resign immediately

Charlotte Observer editorial: "Senator's maneuvers reflect rot in politics. Soles should resign now and N.C. Senate should kill his bills."

ONLY ON 3: Gore admits he helped write pension bill

video An e-mail from Gore to Brunswick County Democratic Party chair also raises questions about Sen. Soles's bill to split 13th judicial district.

Head-on collision kills two in Columbus County

video Two Columbus County families are mourning the loss of a loved one. An East Columbus High School student collided head-on with a Columbus County transportation driver Monday morning on Old Lake Road just north of the high school.

Soles introduces bills to create new DA, lower pension requirements

video Sen. R.C. Soles may be leaving the legislature, but he's not going quietly. The longest serving member in the history of the legislature filed a bill today that would split the 13th judicial district.

Recreation could be cut from unhealthiest county’s budget

Just three months after being named the unhealthiest county in the state, Columbus County may cut funds for recreational facilities. The proposed county budget will be unveiled tonight.

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