Columbus County Newswire

Columbus County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Columbus County, NC.

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  1. Whiteville man pleads guilty to drug-related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Joseph Stephens pleaded guilty Thursday in Columbus County Superior Court to selling drugs, including cocaine. He was sentenced to spend four to six years in prison.

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  2. Columbus County officials to discuss missed rescue callsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County emergency management officials plan to meet Thursday night with leaders of a rescue squad they claim is violating its county contract due to a high number of missed calls. Cerro Gordo Rescue missed 31 calls from the beginning of 2014 through July 24 of this year, according to a letter EMS Medical Director Joseph Dell'ARIA wrote county commissioners.

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  3. Aaron Sr., Billy RayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | StarNewsOnline.com

    BILLY RAY AARON, SR. Billy Ray Aaron, Sr., age 70, passed away on August 19, 2015 at hospice in Columbus County.

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  4. Columbus County addressing humidity in new courtroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County's manager says there is a plan to reduce high humidity in new courtrooms that opened earlier this summer, nearly a year behind schedule. Manager Bill Clark said county staff has taken daily humidity readings in the three courtrooms.

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  5. From left to right: Paul McCollum, Travis BarnesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... Last year, Barnes broke into a home in Whiteville, but a resident pulled out a gun and Barnes took off. Columbus County deputies spotted Barnes in his truck nearby. They also found a rifle in the truck. Barnes has previous felony larceny ...

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  6. Whiteville man pleads guilty to tobacco barn break-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    According to a news release, Paul McCollum, 32, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering in Columbus County Superior Court Tuesday. McCollum was sentenced as a habitual felon due to previous convictions and will spend the next 13-17 years in prison.

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  7. Columbus Co. man pleads guilty to breaking and entering, firearm chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection to a home break-in last year. According to a news release, Travis Barnes, 41, of Fair Bluff, pleaded guilty in Columbus County Superior Court on Monday to breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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  8. Rotary Club treated to talk on District Attorneya s OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bladen Journal

    ... District Attorney Cortney Sanford. Emery said ADA Irene Riel will be taking on "a more singular role in the Columbus County office." He said the staff also consists of Investigator Scott Pait, who serves all three offices in the district, and Victim ...

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  9. Columbus Co. manager says new shelter director will be key to facility's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Despite recent black eyes at the Columbus County Animal Control, County Manager Bill Clark says the shelter is "in some ways better than it's ever been." State law requires shelters to keep animals 72 before euthanizing them.

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  10. Rachel's Challenge: raising awareness of untreated mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... Erika has the potential to become a more significant threat for the Bahamas and southeastern U.S. next week. Columbus County Animal Control Director Rossie Hayes is set to retire in September. County Manager Bill Clark says finding the right person ...

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  11. Inmate Shuffle: Counties work together to house inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... 21 [inmates] housed in other facilities," McVicker said. He says they have a good working relationship with Columbus County, Brunswick County, Cumberland County, Robeson County and Sampson County. "We will call, and if they have room they will take ...

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  12. Registered sex offender fails to report new addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Authorities with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office are searching for a registered sex offender who they say is wanted for failing to report her new address. According to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Amy May Yates Cappelleti's last known address was on Cooks Drive in Whitevile.

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  13. US Marshals arrest man in Columbus County wanted in three statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... he may have been living in the Whiteville or Myrtle Beach areas. According to Major Bobby Worley with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, McCutchen was wanted by the Tabor City police on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill ...

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  14. U.S. Marshals arrest robbery suspect in WhitevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | WMBF

    ... or Myrtle Beach area. Further investigations revealed that McCutchen also had an outstanding warrant in Columbus County, North Carolina for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury; the date of that warrant was ...

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  15. 2 Columbus Co. men arrested in cocaine bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    According to a news release, detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Unit completed a four-month investigation into Candelario Ayon Perez, 44, of Evergreen and Jose Rodriguez Aspeitia, 36, of Whiteville. Undercover detectives allegedly made numerous purchases of cocaine from the two men.

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  16. Kentucky company buys Carolina Southern RailroadRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WBTV

    A Kentucky company that operates 10 other short line railroads has bought the old Carolina Southern railroad linking Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina. Local media outlets report that the R.J. Corman Railroad Co.

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  17. Brenden Jones to run again for House seat, Ken Waddell undecided on re-election bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Tabor City businessman Brenden Jones said Tuesday he will run again for the N.C. House seat that represents Columbus and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. Jones touts his connections to Republican leaders in Raleigh, noting he was involved in bringing Gov. Pat McCrory to Columbus County twice in the past six months.

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  18. Bladen commissioners approve proposal to sell dog carcassesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... North Carolina sell dog carcasses, according to county officials, but they do sell or donate dead cats. Columbus County used to sell dead cats, but with adoption rates up, the county euthanizes very few, according to Animal Control Director Rossie ...

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  19. Done Deal: Railroad that serves Columbus County changes handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A three-year push to re-open a shuttered railroad that served Columbus County, as well as communities in South Carolina, ended Monday when the line officially changed hands. "We are grateful to the many community leaders who had the vision and determination to work together, form the interstate railroad committee and make this transition possible."

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  20. Brunswick Police searching for missing 14-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | WMBF

    ... The BCSO says Huxley could possibly be in the company of 18-year-old white male, Chance Winiger, possibly of Columbus County area.

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