Columbus County Newswire

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  1. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences opens branch in rural regionRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    A state science museum is setting up a smaller version of itself in a small North Carolina community to see if it attracts interested visitors. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday was scheduled to open a branch museum in rural Columbus County, near Wilmington.

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  2. Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Columbus and Bladen countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from Midnight until 11AM Sunday for Columbus and Bladen counties. Areas of light rain are expected to develop late tonight into tomorrow in southeast North Carolina as moisture moves northward.

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  3. NC Museum of Natural Sciences opens branch in rural regionRead the original story

    Yesterday | WBTV

    A state science museum is setting up a smaller version of itself in a small North Carolina community to see if it attracts interested visitors. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday was scheduled to open a branch museum in rural Columbus County, near Wilmington.

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  4. Freezing Rain Advisory in effect tonight for Bladen and Columbus countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Bladen and Columbus counties, which is in effect from midnight to 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Other counties included are Robeson, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, and Marion.

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  5. Ukrainian man found guilty in wire fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County jury found a Ukrainian man guilty following a week-long trial that experienced multiple delays due to inclement weather. Marko Stasiv, 27, was convicted of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense in Columbus County Superior Court and received an prison sentence of 8-19 months in the Department of Adult Corrections.

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  6. Ukrainian man found guilty of wire fraud in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County jury convicted a Ukrainian man Friday of felony obtaining property by false pretense, following a week-long trial. The charge against 27-year-old Marko Stasiv came about after a business in Whiteville alerted authorities about a fraudulent wire transfer that removed almost $15,000 from the business' account in May 2012.

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  7. CHARGED: Columbus Co. detectives arrest alleged cocaine distributorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    An investigation by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office Vice-Narcotics Unit led to the arrest of a man reportedly responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine throughout several neighborhoods and communities of Columbus County. According to the CCSO, the investigation originated from information gathered by detectives along with various citizen complaints from areas such as the Mill Pond Road community of Brunswick and areas in South Whiteville.

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  8. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... was taken that didn't belong to him," Corbett said. "It didn't belong to me. It belonged to the veterans of Columbus County." "I did something that I'm ashamed of, I'm embarrassed over, and I've caused a lot of hurt to my family, to myself and to ...

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  9. Silver Alert: Authorities search for missing Columbus Co. manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing and endangered man from Columbus County. Officials ask citizens to be on the lookout for 47-year-old Mark Wayne Pate who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.

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  10. DWI dismissals down drastically in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Voluntary dismissals of DWI cases in Columbus County have dropped significantly in the three months since a WECT News investigation found the District Attorney's office had the highest rate in North Carolina. Records show prosecutors in Columbus County voluntarily dismissed 16 percent of driving while impaired cases from November-January, down from 45.5 percent in FY 2013-2014 that topped the state.

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  11. Schools celebrate Career and Technical EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Robesonian

    ... masonry students from the Robeson County Career Center put their skills to the test as they traveled to Columbus County to face off against other masonry students from the Columbus County Career and College Academy. Lumberton Junior High School's ...

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  12. Columbus Regional Healthcare could be removed from UnitedHealthCare networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Hundreds of people in Columbus County could soon see higher medical costs if Columbus Regional Healthcare System and UnitedHealthCare cannot come to a contractual agreement. According to a spokesperson for United, there are approximately 2,000 members in Columbus County.

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  13. DOT fears refreezing in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... cumulated. Despite those efforts, 911 dispatchers stayed busy answering calls about car wrecks, according to Columbus County Emergency Services Director Kay Worley.

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  14. Road crews out in areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Bladen Journal

    ... drop into the mid to low 20's, the salt's effectiveness will diminish and snow will become harder to plow. Columbus County had wet pavement by midday Tuesday, and it was beginning to sleet. That could bring issues tonight with refreezing and black ...

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  15. New Details: School custodian charged with statutory rape of a studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    As police continue investigating alleged sex crimes at Tabor City Middle School, a campus custodian charged with statutory rape of a student appeared before a Columbus County judge Monday. Authorities arrested Derrick Hemmingway, 41, Friday night and charged with him four counts of felony statutory rape or sexual offense.

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  16. REWARD: Columbus Co. authorities offer $5K reward for info in 2014 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in a deadly shooting last year. According to officials, Richard Jason McPherson, 29, was found in his car near the intersection of Kenny Jordan Road and Swamp Fox Highway East on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

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  17. Cold snap grips areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Bladen Journal

    ... Weather Service Office in Wilmington said Bladen County received one-quarter of an inch of ice last week. Columbus County received about five-tenths of an inch of ice, while portions of Robeson County received about one-half inch of ice. The coating ...

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  18. Detectives make undercover drug purchase during investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Agents with the Vice-Narcotics Unit with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office charged a man from Whiteville for selling drugs. According to the sheriff's office, Eric Alexancer Wilson was arrested as the result of an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances throughout Brunswick and Whiteville communities in Columbus County.

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  19. Bolton police chief losing his jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... to discuss the future of the police department. The town, with a population of 691, is in talks with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office about getting additional assistance, according to the mayor. "I hadn't heard anything about that, but I guess ...

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  20. County Commissioner spending on trip to PinehurstRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... for the Pinehurst trip is still just a fraction of what commissioners spent at other recent conferences. Columbus County commissioners also made the trip to Pinehurst, and were able to keep their expenses considerably lower. Commissioners Trent ...

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