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.
Robert Charles Soles, Sr., was 98 years old.
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.
Charlotte Observer editorial: "Senator's maneuvers reflect rot in politics. Soles should resign now and N.C. Senate should kill his bills."
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.