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  1. Wilmington man arrested after chase near MacoRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Brunswick Beacon

    Members of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit arrested a Wilmington man on traffic violations and drug charges after he led them on a high-speed chase to the Columbus County line Friday afternoon, Dec. 19. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Brunswick Beacon, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.


  2. Early morning fire under investigation in WhitevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The fire is currently under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigations and the Columbus County Fire Marshal's Office, according to the Whiteville Fire Department. Members of the WFD said the fire was called in around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.


  3. New Details: Deputies use Pit maneuver to stop suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... Officers went to pull him over, but he continued to flee the area. Authorities said Robinson almost drove to Columbus County and came back the wrong way on 74/76 toward Brunswick at a high rate of speed. That's when officials used the PIT maneuver ...


  4. Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner's ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... away from the coast, will see a 25.8 percent drop in rates, instead of the proposed 1.9 percent decrease. Columbus County homeowners, who were facing a 35 percent hike, will see their rates go down 1.8 percent instead, while the rate for homes in ...


  5. Grant awarded to the Carolina Master ChoraleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Georgetown Times

    ... grant with local dollars. Those who are supporting the grant project are Brittain Resorts, New Directions of Columbus County, Thomas Hogan Travel, Myrtle Beach Real Estate, and Tami Brooks. The CMC will present Love Like You Have Never Been Hurt on ...


  6. Columbus County's bounty program pays registered trappers $30 per animal.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County officials report their beaver bounty program, now in its third years, has been a success - leading to the capture of more than 1,300 beavers and a reduction in standing water affecting roadways, farm fields and timber plots. "We're not trying to get rid of all the beavers," said John Deans, who chairs a county committee aimed at addressing problems created by the animals.


  7. Wilmington family remembers the 1989 snowstorm, birth of their grandson 25 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Historic odds are less than 10% for Wilmington, but there was one year that the odds were blown out of the water. Just a few days before Christmas in 1989, a coastal snowstorm was brewing and it was sure to make history.


  8. 3 judges appointed to hear NC innocence caseRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WLOS

    ... claim. Martin appointed Judges Thomas Lock, Anna Mills Wagoner and Kevin Bridges to hear the case in Columbus County. MADISON COUNTY, N.C. -- Madison County Sheriff's deputies are investigating how a kindergartner was left on the bus all day. It ...


  9. Three-judge panel for Sledge hearing announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Bladen Journal

    ... will consist of Judges Thomas H. Lock, Anna Mills Wagoner and Kevin Bridges. The panel will convene in Columbus County, but no hearing dates were given, according to the release. The panel will have the task of listening to evidence in the case and ...


  10. Judicial panel named to review NC inmate's innocence claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    ... for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, the hearing will be held in the coming months in Columbus County. There is no timeframe, however, on when that hearing should occur. It is treated similarly to criminal trials except there ...


  11. Former prosecutor arrested by SBI agentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A former Assistant District Attorney for Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus counties was arrested by SBI agents Tuesday on forgery and obstruction of justice charges. After being investigated by the SBI for several months, Randy Lemay Cartrette was found to have allegedly forged a court document in the Columbus County Courthouse to recall an order for arrest of one of his clients that occurred on July 8. District Attorney Jon David called for the SBI to investigate Cartrette in July.


  12. Chief justice appoints panel that will decide Joseph Sledge's fateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... onerated. Montgomery-Blinn said a date for the hearing had not been set. It will be held in Bladen County or Columbus County, where the trial was held.


  13. Three-judge panel assigned for Sledge innocence hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Chief Justice Mark Martin has assigned a three-judge panel to convene a special session of superior court in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission's recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976.


  14. Power is back on in Brunswick, Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Brunswick Electric said software issues was the cause of the outages. They said they plan to meet tomorrow and dissect the problem so that it doesn't happen again.


  15. Bladen jobless rate drops in OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Bladen Journal

    ... rate drop to 8.1 percent. That is down slightly from September when the reported rate was 8.8 percent. Columbus County reported an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent in October. The county declared a workforce of 23,064 and 1,877 individuals ...


  16. Ranger's failed life: Rescuers question Columbus County shelter responsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 |

    Ranger died lying on a cold cement floor this week at North Carolina's Columbus County Animal Shelter. The German shepherd had been hit by a car and was brought in and categorized by the shelter manager and kennel attendant as "mean."


  17. Bell ringing is a family traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... Army. "We have seen about a five percent increase particularly in the outlying areas. Those areas, such as Columbus county and Pender county, we have seen a 200 percent increase," Watts said. "We're hoping that people who are going to mail a check ...


  18. New church offers to buy people beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The Star of Bethlehem is shining bright over Columbus County this holiday season, as a Tabor City man is calling all ye faithful.


  19. Tabor City man collects more than 600 nativity scenesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The Star of Bethlehem is shining bright over Columbus County this holiday season, as a Tabor City man is calling all ye faithful. Rodney Gore has more than 600 nativity scenes, from around the world, on display at his home.


  20. #TBT: Where is former WECT News Anchor Bill Thompson?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... magazine, with many of his columns now published monthly in Salt magazine. Working in his home office in Columbus County, Thompson has authored four books, including Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken and Lazy Dogs and Backyards, Bow Ties and Beauty Queens . ...