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8 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Ukrainian international captured has Columbus County ties

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office have charged a 26-year-old Ukrainian man with felony identity theft.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

17 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Suspect charged, called to court after shooting outside restaurant

Local charges were filed in the shooting outside a Jacksonville Olive Garden in late March that wounded a woman and ended with her estranged husband's arrest after he was shot by authorities in Columbus County, according to court documents and previous Daily News reports.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Jacksonville, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

SavannahNow

Chatham commission OKs North Carolina native as county manager

Lee Smith of Goldsboro, N.C., was approved Friday morning by the Chatham County Commission as the new county manager.

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Related Topix: Goldsboro, NC, Chatham County, NC, Wayne County, NC, Washington County, NC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Simulated wreck staged to promote safe driving

The intent of VIP for a VIP is to expose students to the sights, sounds and smells of a fatal vehicle accident in an effort to promote safe driving.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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WHITEVILLE, NC Leaders of a new initiative backed by churches and civic groups are asking Columbus County Commissioners to help fund their efforts to lift people out of poverty.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Lake Waccamaw leaders in limbo over future of hydrilla treatment

Lake Waccamaw has been a popular attraction for the past 25 to 30 years, offering plenty of quality boating, fishing and water skiing.

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Related Topix: Lake Waccamaw, NC, Council, NC

Mon Apr 07, 2014

New Urban Legends

Remove Jesus Please

Let's do something... An 8 year old in North Carolina answered "Jesus Christ" on her paper from the question who impacted her life ... look at the response.

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Related Topix: Cerro Gordo, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

2-month investigation leads drug-related charges

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC Authorities in Columbus County have wrapped up a two-month investigation into the distribution of controlled substances impacting the area.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

News Observer

Christensen: Jimmy Green, Patrick Cannon and the N.C. Hustle

Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green, a shrewd ol' country boy, could obviously smell it out better than Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a young politician who grew up in an inner city public housing project.

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Related Topix: Bolton, NC, Charlotte, NC, Glenwood (Charlotte, NC), Wake County, NC, Southpark (Charlotte, NC)

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Former Columbus sheriff endorses Smithwick for D.A., criticizes David

Chris Batten, who stepped down as Columbus County sheriff in January, ran an ad in a local newspaper criticizing District Attorney Jon David and endorsing his opponent.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC, Brunswick, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Highway Patrol investigating accident on Hallsboro Rd. in Columbus County

HALLSBORO, NC According to Highway Patrol, Troopers are on scene investigating an accident that happened early Thursday morning on Hallsboro Rd. & Thurman Rd in Columbus County.

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Related Topix: Hallsboro, NC

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

7 nabbed for illegal drug dealing activity

Lois Rankins Thomas Harris Lucy Singletary Tracey Murphy COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC The Columbus County Sheriff's Office announced they arrested seven people Wednesday on charges related to prescription medication, cocaine, and marijuana in and around the Whiteville area.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

All five counties have seen decreases in the number of dropouts since 2009.

SOUTHEASTERN, NC A state report shows fewer students in southeastern North Carolina are dropping out.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, New Hanover County, NC

StarNewsOnline.com

The Meal: Riverfront Farmers Market opens Saturday

This weekend marks the return of the Riverfront Farmers Market along Water Street in downtown Wilmington.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Weather, Life, Food, Recipes, Fruits

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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Mamma Rita's, an Italian restaurant in Whiteville, owes the North Carolina Department of Revenue nearly $16,000 dollars in withholding and sales & use taxes, according to a certificate of tax liability filed March 13 at the Columbus County Clerk of Court's Office.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County officials hope relationship with China leads to economic advances

WHITEVILLE, NC Half a world away from home, government and business leaders from Zhaoyuan, China toured Columbus County Tuesday, sparking conversations about partnering with leaders here on economic projects to benefit both communities.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC, World News, China, Lake Waccamaw, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

New Details: Chase suspect had history of domestic violence before shooting ex-wife

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC New details are emerging that may have caused a man from Jacksonville to lead police on a car chase ending with him being shot multiple times.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Jacksonville, NC

Mon Mar 31, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County prepares to host another Chinese delegation

Government and business leaders in Columbus County are preparing for another visit from Chinese officials, hoping the relationship will lead to investment and job growth in the county.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Sun Mar 30, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Suspect identified in Sunday's officer-involved shooting

Evans was shot by multiple law enforcement officers from the State Highway Patrol and the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC, Wilmington, NC

Jacksonville Daily News

Shooting suspect apprehended

George Reynold Evans, 60, a suspect that fled after a shooting on Saturday night was apprehended by law enforcement in Columbus County, NC with the assistance of the Columbus County Sheriff's Department, NC Highway Patrol and the NC State Bureau of Investigation.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, NC

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