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Body recovered in Cape Fear River, foul play suspected

The unidentified body was recovered by Bladen County and Columbus County authorities around 9:30 A.M. on Saturday morning

Boil water order rescinded for Lake Waccamaw

The town officially rescinded its system pressure advisory at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Columbus County Schools confirm two positive cases of Coronavirus

Columbus County Schools has confirmed two positive cases in two separate schools.

Triangle residents report wearing face masks more often than rest of state, survey shows

Columbus County residents reported rebuking the governor's order the most, with 17% of residents saying they never wear face coverings. However, a much higher percentage of county residents reported always wearing a mask--51%.

Whiteville drying out after historic rainfall on Tuesday night

The city of Whiteville was hammered with heavy rains throughout the day on Tuesday. A few areas saw five inches of rain in two hours according to the National Weather Service. City officials say that type of rainfall led to instant flash flooding across.

West Columbus standout Jagger Haynes selected by Padres in MLB Draft

Columbus County has become a hot bed for baseball over the years and now another local kid will have chance to play professionally. West Columbus High School senior Jagger Haynes was drafted on Thursday night in the 5th round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. 

Man wanted in connection with Columbus County murder arrested Monday night

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection to the murder of a Columbus County man in the Town of Brunswick.

Heavy rains bring flooding concerns to Columbus County

Lake Waccamaw was one of the hardest hit areas with flooding back in 2018 during Hurricane Florence. Columbus County officials have their eyes on the town once again as the lake continues to rise with recent rainfall. 

Whiteville High School hosts drive-in graduation ceremony

WHS hosted a drive-in graduation ceremony on Saturday at the Columbus County Fairgrounds.

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Wilmington start-up gets $276K research grant for device to help recovering opioid users

A Wilmington-based start up company has joined the fight against opioid addiction, and celebrated one of its first milestones Thursday.

Local seniors to be featured in Wilmington ’60 strong’ Calendar

In a partnership with Wilmington Health, 12 seniors from across the area have been chosen to appear as pin ups in the 2021 Wilmington 60 Strong Calendar. 

Local protesters march for ‘justice’ and ‘change’ after ruling in Breonna Taylor’s death

There were protests in Louisville and across the country overnight following the ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor. A protest is happening in downtown Wilmington.

Trump promoting health care ‘vision’ in swing state NC

President Donald Trump is laying out his health care agenda Thursday amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law he vowed to replace with a much better plan, but never did.