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  1. Strawberry harvest delayed, but berries are now ripeningRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... strawberry emblems for the annual festival that brings thousands of visitors, and their dollars , into the Columbus County town each year. "It is good from an economic point of view, it good for people getting to be together with people that you ...


  2. Man pleads guilty for failing to register as sex offenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    According to a news release from District Attorney Jon David, Henry James McGee did not respond to his registration notices sent by the SBI in 2014. The Columbus County Sheriff's Department tried to find him at the address he had registered under and was told he had moved away at least a month earlier.


  3. Registered sex offender arrested near two Columbus County schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Columbus County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for being within 1,000 feet of a school as a registered sex offender. According to the NC Sex Offender Registry, Jenkins was convicted in March of taking indecent liberties with a minor.


  4. Columbus Co. sex offender gets prison time for not alerting police to an address changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County man was sentenced to 2-3 years in prison after pleading guilty to failure to register a change of address as a sex offender. According to Columbus County District Attorney's Office, Henry James McGee, 57, failed to respond to registration notices sent by the SBI in 2014.


  5. Former sheriff candidate arrested in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    According to Whiteville Police Chief Jeffrey Rosier, Calvin Norton was arrested on SBI warrants for two counts of exploiting a disabled person, two counts of uttering forged documents, one count of forgery and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. Norton was one of four candidates to challenge Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher in last May's Democratic Party primary.


  6. UMO Alumni Association makes awards presentationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Sampson Independent

    ... from UMO in 2008 and immediately began her career as a science teacher at West Columbus High School in Columbus County. During the current school year, McPherson was recognized as the West Columbus High School Teacher of the Year for the second time ...


  7. Sunny outlook for solar power in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    By the end of the year, solar panels in Columbus County are expected to generate more power than its 58,000 residents use, according to the county's economic development director. "That's a pretty big accomplishment, and we're just getting started," said Gary Lanier, director of the Columbus County Economic Development Commission.


  8. Terrific KidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Bladen Journal

    ... ertificate, bumper sticker and pencil. Pictured with the students is John Howard Ward of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus County. The club sponsors the Terrific Kid program at Bladenboro Primary School.


  9. Full Agenda at the County Commissioners MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | BladenOnline

    ... year to number 88 in the state. Harrelson reported on a new project. "The LIGHT Project is a initiative that Columbus County has via a grant that will provide congregations and community members with diabetes and chronic disease workshops." ...


  10. Thursday meeting to address coal ash issue at WeatherspoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Robesonian

    State legislators will be present at a meeting Thursday of Robeson County residents wanting to get coal ash removed as soon as possible from the site of the former Weatherspoon coal generating plant in Lumberton. The plant, owned and operated by Duke Energy Progress, was demolished in 2013, but coal ash is still stored in ponds on the property.


  11. District receives students from shuttered charter schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Acme-Delco Elementary School Principal Janet Hedrick said most of the students who transferred from SEGS Academy attended her school previously. Columbus County Schools won't get any state money for educating the former SEGS students through the end of the school year, according to Superintendent Alan Faulk.


  12. Southeastern Community to offer financial workshopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Robesonian

    ... from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center at 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown. - Columbus County on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whiteville City Parks and Recreation at 255 Rec Center Drive, Whiteville. - Hoke County on ...


  13. Columbus Regional Healthcare reaches agreement with UnitedHealthcareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... interruption to their in-network benefits at Columbus Regional Healthcare. Approximately 2,000 residents in Columbus County were potentially affected during the months long stalemate between the two sides. CRHS officials made accommodations to allow ...


  14. Two men charged with Chadbourn murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... my. Shortly after, witnesses told police they heard shots fired. Gaines and McKinnies were being held in the Columbus County Detention Center without bond, West said. They were scheduled to make a first appearance in court Tuesday.


  15. Two charged in 2014 murder of teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Two men are facing murder charges in connection with the death of a teen, a spokeswoman with the State Bureau of Investigation confirmed Tuesday. Teresa West with the SBI said Hakeem Gaines, 19, and Tyriek McKinnies, 20, were arrested yesterday and are currently in the Columbus County Jail.


  16. Caught on Cam: Erratic driver narrowly misses oncoming motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Terrifying moments were caught on camera Saturday as an erratic driver nearly collided head on with several cars in Columbus County. Crystal Cartrette recorded with her cell phone as her husband trailed the driver.


  17. Bladen unemployment drops slightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Bladen Journal

    ... reaching 8.5 percent in January. Neighboring counties also saw their unemployment rate decrease as well. Columbus County reported an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent in February, down from 8.0 percent in January. Robeson County reported an ...


  18. STATE v. ANTONERead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | FindLaw

    ... for defendant-appellant. Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 25 March 2014 by Judge Gregory Bell in Columbus County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 4 February 2015. Where the trial court failed to follow the statutory mandate to ...


  19. Les Litter visits Jones Lake for EasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Bladen Journal

    ... at the Bladen County Solid Waste Office. - Form a team and adopt a highway. Contact, Becky White, Bladen and Columbus County Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator, 910-642-3760, visit, or call 800-628-4394.


  20. Man arrested after law enforcement find more than 5 lbs of potRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... Marijuana after a search warrant at his home at Peanut Plant Road. The seized 5.2 lbs of marijuana. Bladen, Columbus County Sheriff's Office and Elizabethtown Police Department worked together on the investigation, and more arrests are expected to ...