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  1. New Details: Decomposed body found near Whiteville shot several times, unidentifiableRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County Sheriff's officials have released new details about the decomposed body NCDOT employees found northeast of Whiteville Monday. According to Capt.

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  2. VERDICT: Jury reaches verdict in Marty Lewis trialRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Marty Lewis, former police chief of Fair Bluff, took the stand in his own trial Tuesday morning in Columbus County Superior Court. Former SBI agent Adrienne Harvey continued to describe the evidence investigators gathered against former Lewis leading up to his May 2012 arrest.

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  3. Jury convicts former police chief on 2 of 3 countsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County jury has convicted former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis on two of three counts in his drug trial. The jury found Lewis guilty of conspiracy and and sale, delivery and possession with intent to sell oxycodone.

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  4. Officials say body found in Columbus County creekRead the original story

    Tuesday | WBTV

    Local media outlets report the body of a man was found by N.C. Department of Transportation workers on Monday under a bridge about a mile south of the Bladen County line. Columbus County Sheriff's Maj.

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  5. Decomposed body found floating in creek near WhitevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    NCDOT employees found the body of a man under a bridge on Red Hill Road around 4 p.m., according to Major Bobby Worley of the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. The victim's identity has not yet been released, but according to Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah, the man appeared to be in his fifties or sixties.

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  6. Body found under bridge near WhitevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A NCDOT employee found the body of a man under a bridge on Red Hill Road around 4 p.m., according to Major Bobby Worley of the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

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  7. Witness in Fair Bluff police chief trial arrested on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The trial of Marty Lewis, accused of trafficking drugs as Fair Bluff's Police Chief, is underway in Columbus County Superior Court. Former SBI agent Adrienne Harvey continued to describe the evidence investigators gathered against former Lewis leading up to his May 2012 arrest.

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  8. Witness in former police chief's trial arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The Columbus County Sheriff's office says two men involved in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis were arrested over the weekend. Scott testified during the trial for Lewis last week.

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  9. Witness in former Fair Bluff police chief Marty Lewis's trial arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The Columbus County Sheriff's office says James Scott and Earnest Smith were arrested on drug charges over the weekend. Both of these men are alleged drug dealers that are involved with the trial for former Fair Bluff police chief Marty Lewis.

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  10. Man charged in wife's death to appear in court this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County man charged in the death of his wife will be tried for murder this week in court. John Avery Phillip Cumbee was arrested in 2012 -- 12 years after the death of his wife Angela Jones Cumbee.

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  11. 'Drug runner' says he delivered pills to Fair Bluff Police DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The trial against a former Fair Bluff police chief charged with drug trafficking began Monday in Columbus County. In opening arguments, Prosecutor Chris Thomas said the state will present evidence showing Lewis sold and delivered drugs as chief of the Fair Bluff Police Department.

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  12. Former SBI agent continues testimony in Marty Lewis trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The trial against a former Fair Bluff police chief charged with drug trafficking began Monday in Columbus County. In opening arguments, Prosecutor Chris Thomas said the state will present evidence showing Lewis sold and delivered drugs as chief of the Fair Bluff Police Department.

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  13. Suspect arrested, charged with murder in Whiteville shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Frink was shot multiple ties in the chest and legs Sept. 19, according to Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah.

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  14. Kemp presented Long Leaf PineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | The Robesonian

    Contributed photo Charles Kemp, a former mayor of Fairmont, was surprised to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Sen. Michael Walters during a meeting of the Robeson County Municipal Association on Tuesday night. Contributed photo Charles Kemp, a former mayor of Fairmont, was surprised to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Sen. Michael Walters during a meeting of the Robeson County Municipal Association on Tuesday night.

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  15. Ex-North Carolina police chief on trial for selling drugs while still on the forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Raw Story

    ... 2012 and charged with possessing cocaine and attempting to sell both cocaine and prescription painkillers. Columbus County District Attorney Jon David said in court that Lewis was attempting to sell drugs in his uniform at the time of his arrest. ...

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  16. Book signing for 'Oriental Flyer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | StarNewsOnline.com

    By day, Charles Patton of Lake Waccamaw is the mild-mannered transportation director for Columbus County. The former Navy aviator has an alter ego, though - swashbuckling author.

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  17. Columbus County offering - drive thru' flu clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Grabbing a bite to eat on the go was made so much easier with the invention of the drive thru; now the Columbus County Health Department is hoping to do the same with flu shots. The Columbus County Health Department is holding a "Drive Thru Flu Clinic" Friday, Sept.

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  18. Former police chief in court this week on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A former police chief charged with drug trafficking will finally appear before a judge in Columbus County starting this week. Marty Lewis, the former top cop of Fair Bluff was arrested in 2012 on a number of felony drug charges .

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  19. Man killed in shooting at apartment complexRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | The Daily Advance

    ... When officers got to the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground outside of an apartment building. Columbus County assistant coroner William Hannah said 30-year-old James Lamont Frink of Chadbourn was shot multiple times in the chest and ...

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  20. Chadbourn man shot to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... got to the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground outside of an apartment building. According to Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah, James Lamont Frink, 30, of Lynn St. in Chadbourn was shot multiple times in the chest and ...

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