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2 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Walters cool on new budget9:06 am

State Sen. Michael Walters, who represents Robeson and Columbus counties, said this morning that the $21.1 billion budget passed by the Senate early today is just another example of the "rural-urban divide" that exists when it comes to funding for state programs and services.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Rockingham, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Tax

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Ways back-to-school shopping has changed

Back-to-school shopping just isn't that simple anymore, not that it was ever hassle-free in the first place.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

"Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" hurts adoption chances

It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but "Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" is a sad, real condition affecting animal shelters.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office investigates fires

Columbus County Animal Control assisted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in confiscating the animal from a home south of Whiteville last Friday.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Young fox saved from animal shelter after being raised as family pet

UPDATE: A young male fox is headed for a new home tonight, after being rescued from the Animal Shelter in Columbus County.

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Related Topix: Coats, NC, Whiteville, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: State confiscates pet fox

Columbus County Animal Control assisted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in confiscating the animal from a home south of Whiteville last Friday.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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Seeing a dog on a leash is a common site in any neighborhood, but what about a fox? That's what state wildlife officials saw after receiving a tip that a family in Columbus County was keeping a fox as a pet.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Silver Alert canceled for Columbus Co. teenager

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert that was issued for a missing Whiteville teenager.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Agreement could lead to restored rail service in Columbus County

Carolina Southern Railroad stopped service nearly three years ago after the Federal Railroad Administration found structural problems with some of the company's bridges.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC, Chadbourn, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Jury members selected in Hazel murder trial

Jury members have been selected in the trial of a teenager accused of murder in the 2012 shooting death of a Columbus County man.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Cost of early voting in Fair Bluff was $50 per ballot

It's impossible to put a value on the right to vote, but officials do calculate the cost to run elections.

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Related Topix: Fair Bluff, NC, Whiteville, NC, Bolton, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus commissioners examine vehicle policy

Columbus County commissioners decided to keep their government's vehicle policy largely unchanged after holding a workshop on the issue Monday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Land-use ordinance passes in Columbus County

During a meeting Monday night, the board approved a land-use ordinance that requires a conditional-use permit before opening an industrial facility, adult business or "intensive" livestock farm, among other operations.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Hazel murder trial starts this week in Columbus County

Tarrence Shakil Hazel, of Hallsboro is scheduled for trial for the murder of 46-year-old Keith Douglas Gachette, who was shot in the head on April 13, 2012.

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Related Topix: Hallsboro, NC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Robesonian

Senate bill limts sales-tax options

A proposal pending in the state Senate that places a cap on the amount of local sales taxes a county can collect would kill plans by Robeson County officials to fund new jail construction by increasing the county's local sales tax, according to Sen. Michael Walters.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Durham County, NC, Orange County, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

American Red Cross encourages people to donate blood through summer months

The American Red Cross is hosting several blood drive events to promote donations during the summer months.

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Related Topix: Dublin, NC, Leland, NC, Brunswick, NC, Oak Island, NC, Southport, NC

Examiner.com

Teddy: Lab mix at overcrowded shelter in Columbus County, NC needs rescue

Check out Teddy's floppy ears; they move with his moods. What a great dog who deserves a wonderful home.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus employees taking home cars in violation of policy

Some Columbus County employees drive county cars home in violation of the government's policy, a public records request revealed.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Times Record News

Martha Ann Bridges

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Stubblefield, officiating.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus sheriff gets Nov. challenger

The county board of elections certified a petition Monday from unaffiliated candidate Mike Edwards after elections staff determined he had satisfied the requirements.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC, Tabor City, NC

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