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  1. Why are so many DWI cases dismissed?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... cases were dismissed - not by judges, but by prosecutors. A WECT investigation uncovered that prosecutors in Columbus County voluntarily dismissed a higher percentage of DWI cases than any other county in North Carolina. To see a list of all North ...

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  2. Rotary Club hears about Watch D.O.G.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Bladen Journal

    ... is a nationwide program and in the area, there are three Watch D.O.G.S. schools in Brunswick County, one in Columbus County, and 17 in New Hanover County. Litzinger opened his presentation with background information about the United Methodist ...

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  3. Suspect identified in Budgetel shooting turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Officials issued a warrant for Ricky Heckstall, 32, of Columbus County for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill earlier Wednesday. Police responded to the motel at 4903 Market Street around 6:00 am Sunday morning.

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  4. Suspect in weekend motel shooting surrenders to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Officials with the Wilmington Police Department say the man believed to be responsible for a motel shooting that sent one man to the hospital over the weekend has turned himself in. 32-year-old Ricky Heckstall, of Columbus County, turned himself in Wednesday.

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  5. Motorist charged in Nov. 8 Concord motorcycle wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Charlotte Observer

    ... hit and run and driving while license revoked. Investigators said Zerbe also was wanted by authorities in Columbus County in a 2005 case on charges of speeding and driving while license revoked. The wreck took place about 11:45 a.m. Nov. 8 on ...

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  6. Warrants issued for man involved in weekend motel shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... was alert and conscious Sunday afternoon. Police have issued a warrant for 32-year-old Ricky Heckstall, of Columbus County, for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Officials say the investigation has led them to believe the suspect ...

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  7. Suspect identified in Budgetel shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Wilmington Police are looking for the man believed to be connected in the shooting that happened on Sunday at the Budgetel Motel on Market Street. Officials have issued a warrant for Ricky Heckstall, 32, of Columbus County for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

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  8. Two dogs have only tonight to be saved from deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Examiner.com

    A last ditch attempt is currently underway to save two lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. Evan and Sophie are two black dogs with the odds stacked against them.

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  9. Negotiations underway for Interstate Carolina Southern RailroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WMBF

    Continuing concerns and questions remain from Carolina Southern Railway, the group developing the 70-mile railway across South and North Carolina. The group says it's a complicated business deal.

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  10. Authorities identify second body found in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Both of the decomposing bodies found in a storage building in Columbus County have been identified. Capt.

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  11. Bladen sees drop in unemployment figures for SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Bladen Journal

    The unemployment figures are in for September and Bladen County saw its unemployment rate drop to 8.8 percent, down 1.5 percent from 10.3 percent in August. Columbus County saw its rate drop to 8.1 percent in September, down from 9.4 percent in August.

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  12. 'Roger's Wish' project benefits dozensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Bladen Journal

    ... such a good cause and there are so many out there in need," Mattie said. "These blankets came from folks in Columbus County, Bladen County and Raleigh." Grunder was a homeless man in Elizabethtown over the last few years of his life. He died in a ...

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  13. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... and the other third is using them for free," Edmundson said. She recommended that the town contract with Columbus County to collect its taxes, something Mayor Shawn Maynor said council is considering. Edmundson acknowledged the town's efforts but ...

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  14. Watch out for deer, animal accidents on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Officials with the NC Highway Patrol are sending a warning to drivers, watch out for deer! Troopers say right now is one of the most dangerous times of the year for you to be on the roads because crashes caused by animals happen more often during the months of October and November. In Columbus County, more than 60 accidents involving animals happened during the month of October alone.

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  15. Jane Smith outlines priorities as senator electRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Democrat Jane Smith of Lumberton, a retired realtor with experience in economic development and education, will be the fourth state senator to represent Columbus County in five years. She defeated Republican Bernard White, who won 37% of the vote in Tuesday's General Election, according to unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website.

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  16. Smith wins big in District 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | The Robesonian

    The longtime Lumberton resident and businesswoman will fill the District 13 Senate seat currently held by Democrat Michael Walters of Proctorville, who announced in January that he would not seek re-election when his term ends. Smith soundly defeated her challenger Bernard White, a Republican from Chadbourn, in both Robeson and Columbus counties.

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  17. Authorities identify one of the bodies found in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The State Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified one of the two bodies found Monday in a shed in Columbus County. According to Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah, dental records were used to identify Donna Reynolds Gore, 55, who lived at the residence where the bodies were found.

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  18. Authorities identify one of the bodies found in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WBTV

    The State Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified one of the two bodies found Monday in a shed in Columbus County. According to Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah, dental records were used to identify Donna Reynolds Gore, 55, who lived at the residence where the bodies were found.

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  19. New Details: One of two victims identified in Columbus Co. murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County authorities have released the identity of one of the two women whose bodies were found in a shed behind a home Monday evening. Investigators said the bodies were found behind a home in the in the 2300 block of Blacksmith Road in Bolton when following up on a missing persons report filed earlier in the day.

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  20. Smith wins big in District 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | The Robesonian

    The longtime Lumberton resident and businesswoman will fill the District 13 Senate seat currently held by Democrat Michael Walters of Proctorville, who announced in January that he would not seek re-election when his term ends. Smith soundly defeated her challenger Bernard White, a Republican from Chadbourn, in both Robeson and Columbus counties.

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