New Columbus County board of elections leader

The Columbus County Board of Elections has a new leader Thursday.

What’s Happening: October 17th – 19th

videoDid someone say festival? The are numerous events going on this weekend in Pender and New Hanover counties.

Wake Up Tour focuses on first-time voters

Election Day is less than three weeks away, and one grassroots organization is trying to motivate young voters.

Pender County farmhouse transformed into a movie set

videoFor major motion picture scouts location is the key. When it came time to search for the perfect home to film The Secret Life of Bees, an old farmhouse in Pender County caught their eye. For the owners, seeing their home transform into a movie set was an eye-opening experience.

Domestic violence affecting both men and women

videoOctober is dedicated to spreading awareness about domestic violence. Advocates say it is commonly a problem affecting women, but in some cases men can be on the receiving end of the abuse as well.

Law enforcement officers searching for escaped inmate

Whiteville City Schools went into lockdown mode about 10:30am Thursday after a prisoner escaped from a roadside work crew on NC 701. All five Whiteville public schools were locked down until about 4:00pm.

Dog Owner Hires Lawyer For Dangerous Dog Appeals Court

videoOne of our monthly features on News Channel 3 is Dog Court - New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Four cases were heard Wednesday night. An attorney actually showed up for one of them.

Oak Island votes to buy Yaupon Pier

videoThe Oak Island Town Council voted to approve the purchase of the Yaupon Beach Pier Tuesday night. But with many development projects already underway on the island, its just another job on the busy town to-do list.

Missing Persons billboard generates tips to find Dowless

videoThere has been a major break in the murder case of a Columbus County woman. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder is in the case of Carol Batten Dowless.

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