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  1. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... dozen lawmakers have joined the caucus, including Rep. William Brisson of Bladen County, Rep. Ken Waddell of Columbus County and freshman Sen. Jane Smith of Robeson County. "It is just an organization to try to get some Democrats together that ...

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  2. Silver Alert: SC authorities search for missing man last seen in Columbus Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing South Carolina man last seen in Columbus County. Atkin was last seen in Tabor City driving a white Toyota Tacoma, SC license plate JVX438, heading north on Highway 9. If you have any information on Atkin's whereabouts, please contact Det.

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  3. Freedom, 36 years lateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... the prison. Sledge was convicted, claiming his innocence for all the years thereafter. By happenstance, a Columbus County clerk found missing evidence from the case in 2012. Mumma and her colleagues did the rest. Amazingly, he did not seem angry, ...

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  4. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville set to open Feb. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Bladen Journal

    ... is set for 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. "It is thrilling to extend the reach of our mission into Columbus County," said Emlyn Koster, PhD, director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. "Made possible through a ...

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  5. SBI reopens investigation into 1976 murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Bladen Journal

    ... release states. Hairs from the crime scene that were found in an envelope stored in an evidence locker in Columbus County were tested for DNA and they did not match Sledge, according to reports. Also, a witness who testified against Sledge at his ...

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  6. January 27, 2015: 3 Things to KnowRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | BladenOnline

    Much of the historic Columbus County school was destroyed by fire earlier this month. Call the school at 863-3232 if you'd like to help.

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  7. This week in innocence: Joseph Sledge and James Hugney Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Washington Post

    ... Sledge was still for a moment, then hugged his lawyer and family members. Soon after, he walked out of the Columbus County Detention Center, spoke to reporters and got in a car with family members. Asked what he was looking forward to doing, he ...

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  8. Wrongly jailed man free after decadesRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Newkerala.com

    ... filing numerous post-conviction motions on various grounds. All were denied without hearing. Outside the Columbus County jail, Sledge said, "When you're conscious of something you didn't do, you can live with yourself. It's between you and your ...

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  9. Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry CommissionRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    ... up on freedom," Sledge said shyly, leaning over a menu at Dale's Seafood, a lakeside restaurant in rural Columbus County. Sledge is the eighth man freed through a unique process that forces the state to deal with prisoners' claims of innocence. The ...

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  10. Innocent man freed after 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | NEWS.com.au

    ... Sledge was still for a moment, then hugged his lawyer and family members. Soon after, he walked out of the Columbus County Detention Centre, spoke to reporters and got in a car with family members. They were headed to Savannah, Georgia, where Sledge ...

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  11. Falsely accused man freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Hawk Eye

    ... Drew/Associated Press Joseph Sledge, 70, addresses the media after being released Friday from jail in Columbus County, N.C. AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman Joseph Sledge arrives at the Dempsey B. Herring Court House Annex in Whiteville, ...

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  12. Thoughts While ShavingRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | BladenOnline

    I covered the Joseph Sledge hearing in Columbus County As I listened to the folks with an interest in the judicial process, It became clear to me, all is not as it should be and as many would like it to bebut better now than then Thank goodness for DNA.I listened to DA Jon David and Chris Mumma, the attorney who apparently works exclusively with folks in our prison system who continue to profess their innocenceshe said in some of her comments that there are several hundred in the prison system who ask for her assistance, but very few2 or 3 annually, in her opinion that should be examined more closely. I know many profess to be innocent and are notThey have nothing to lose by asking.

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  13. Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Turnto10.com

    Joseph Sledge, 70, addresses members of the media after being released from jail in Columbus County, N.C., on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after serving nearly four decades behind bars for two slayings he didn't commit. Sledge was ... .

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  14. Joseph Sledge, wrongly imprisoned for decades, now freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    ... found "sufficient evidence of factual innocence to merit judicial review." Speaking to reporters outside the Columbus County jail, Sledge said, "When you're conscious of something you didn't do, you can live with yourself. It's between you and your ...

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  15. Man Wrongly Convicted Of Double Murder Freed After 38 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... Sledge was still for a moment, then hugged his lawyer and family members. Soon after, he walked out of the Columbus County Detention Center, spoke to reporters and got in a car with family members. Asked what he was looking forward to doing, he ...

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  16. After 36 years in prison for murder, N.C. man is freed by state panelRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | The Baltimore Sun

    ... prosecutor who was not involved in the original case apologized to Sledge. "The system has made a mistake," Columbus County Dist. Atty. Jon David told him. In 2012, hairs collected from the scene of the slayings - evidence said to have been lost - ...

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  17. NC man wrongly imprisoned for decades freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WTVR Richmond

    ... found "sufficient evidence of factual innocence to merit judicial review." Speaking to reporters outside the Columbus County jail, Sledge said, "When you're conscious of something you didn't do, you can live with yourself. It's between you and your ...

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  18. Declared innocent: Sledge freed after 37 years for double murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WRAL.com

    Last month, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended the case of Joseph Sledge for judicial review after newly discovered evidence cast doubt on whether he had anything to do with the killings of Josephine Davis, 74, and Ailene Davis, 53, in their Elizabethtown home. About an hour after the judges' ruling - and after 37 years in prison - Sledge, 70, walked out of the Columbus County jail in Whiteville into the arms of family.

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  19. N.C. man freed 39 years after wrongful convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... Sledge was still for a moment, then hugged his lawyer and family members. Soon after, he walked out of the Columbus County Detention Center, spoke to reporters and got in a car with family members. They were headed to Savannah, Georgia, where Sledge ...

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  20. Sledge Exonerated of Murder ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | BladenOnline

    ... that eight of nine hairs found on the body of one of the victims were tested and none matched Sledge. A Columbus County assistant Clerk of Court testified about finding a box with the hairs while cleaning out an evidence room as they prepared to ...

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