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7 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

Business Journal

Mystery manufacturer could bring 1,000 jobs to Brunswick Co.

An unnamed company is looking at building a manufacturing plant in Brunswick County that could bring 1,000 jobs to southeastern North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Company poised to bring 1,000 jobs to area

A company is eyeing Brunswick County for a new project that could bring 1,000 jobs to Southeastern North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, Brunswick, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for western Columbus County and extreme southwest Bladen county.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Chadbourn, NC, Fair Bluff, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus Co. shooting victim identified, police still investigating

According to Major Bobby Worley of the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call just before 11 p.m. about a man shot at the intersection of Carver Moore Road and Old Northeast Road north of Lake Waccamaw.

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Related Topix: Lake Waccamaw, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Suspect in high-speed chase involving stolen police car identified

A man was taken into custody after reportedly stealing an Elizabethtown Police car and leading officials on a high-speed chase through several counties Sunday.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, Bladen County, NC, Clarkton, NC, Bladenboro, NC

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bladen Journal

Volunteers needed; support groups

Anonymity will be respected. For more information, contact Jim Lane at 433-2276.

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Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Elizabethtown, NC, Family, Parenting

Fri Jul 04, 2014

News Observer

Past Times: Hugh McRae recruited immigrants to seed farming colonies

Hugh MacRae, a developer and industrialist of the early 20th century, presided over many enterprises in southeastern North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Hanover County, NC, St. Helena, NC, Castle Hayne, NC, Delco, NC

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

New bus route links Wilmington and Charlotte

Charles Patton, director of Columbus County Public Transportation, said the last intercity bus service stopped in the county more than 25 years ago.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

8-year-old injured in dog attack

An 8-year-old Columbus County boy was injured after being attacked Thursday morning by three pit bulls at a neighbor's house.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Fair Bluff police seek armed robbery suspects

Police in Columbus County are looking for a suspect in connection to an armed robbery of a convenience store in Fair Bluff.

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Related Topix: Fair Bluff, NC

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