Columbus County Newswire

Columbus County Newswire

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

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  1. Columbus County to become landlord in hopes of attracting businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Two local governments are one step closer to entering the real estate business in hopes of attracting employers to the area. Columbus County and the Town of Tabor City are in talks to buy the Tabor City Business Development Center from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation.

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  2. Columbus commissioners to consider giving railroad $1.8 million upfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Columbus County commissioners said Monday they were surprised to learn that the company planning to re-open a defunct railroad expects $1.8 million in county money upfront rather than spread across a decade. Last year, the board agreed to put up $180,000 each year for ten years to intice a group to take over the railroad.

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  3. Columbus County attorney to investigate legality of helping veterans parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A non-profit group hoping to create a veterans memorial park in Columbus County didn't leave the county commissioners' meeting Monday with the answer it wanted. The organizations asked for $50,000 to help purchase 15.5 acres of land to build the park, which has been in the works for several years.

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  4. Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each otherRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2013 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City. When they got there they found James Bernard Soles with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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  5. Repo agents join together to promote job safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    Last month 37 year old Jeffrey Lowe was shot in the head and killed while trying to repossess a vehicle in Columbus County. Now fellow repo men are joining together to raise awareness for safety in the field.

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  6. Columbus County non-profit eyeing land for proposed Veterans Memorial ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Veterans Memorial Park of Columbus County, the non-profit organization behind the effort, has placed a bid on 15.5 acres of land, according to Secretary Angela Norris. The site is on Highway 701 approximately 5 miles south of Whiteville.

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  7. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Brunswick and Columbus Counties untilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Brunswick County and central Columbus County until 8:45 p.m. Locations in the warning include but are not limited to: Oak Island, Shallotte, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. This storm can produce winds in excess of 60 mile per hour or hail one inch in diameter or larger as the storm moves east at 25 mph.

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  8. NWS issues a severe t-storm warning for parts of Bladen and Columbus CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Bladen County, northwestern Columbus County, and southeastern Robeson County until 6:45 p.m. Severe thunderstorms can produce winds in excess of 60 mile per hour or hail one inch in diameter or larger. Other hazards include dangerous lightning and torrential downpours.

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  9. Columbus County man arrested for growing marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    65-year-old Robert Frederick Lockwood was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Columbus County Sheriffs' Office Vice-Narcotics Unit. According to the sheriff's office, detectives conducted surveillance of Lockwood's home on Furnie Hammond ...

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  10. Director of NC shelter will retire in September following fine issued by stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Examiner.com

    The director of a North Carolina animal shelter will retire later this year following a fine issued by the state after finding inappropriate procedures violations, WECT News reported June 24. Rossie Hayes, Director of Columbus County Animal Control, is set to retire on September 20, 2015, County Manager Bill Clark confirmed. This announcement comes following a $5,000 fine for violations pertaining to inappropriate procedures used when euthanizing a dog, as well as failing to give adequate veterinary care to six cats at the facility.

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  11. Carolina Southern Railroad sellingRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Aiken Standard

    ... r between Carolina Southern owner Ken Pippin and a commission representing Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina.

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  12. Carolina Southern rail selling to Kentucky companyRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... r between Carolina Southern owner Ken Pippin and a commission representing Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina.

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  13. Company buys Whiteville-Myrtle Beach rail lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... r between Carolina Southern owner Ken Pippin and a commission representing Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina.

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  14. 911 dispatcher who told tourist to never drive through Chadbourn suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | FOX Carolina

    A Columbus County 911 dispatcher who advised a scared tourist last week to never drive through Chadbourn again was suspended without pay for three days, according to Emergency Services Director Kay Worley. The couple's GPS directed them through the Columbus County town on their drive from Raleigh to North Myrtle Beach.

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  15. Boil water advisories lifted for Lake Waccamaw Water consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Division of Water Resources has lifted a boil water advisory issued for residents in the Pecan Lane area who use water from the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County. Another advisory for residents near Canal Cover Road has been lifted.

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  16. R. J. Corman Railroad reaches agreement with Carolina Southern RailroadRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Journal of Commerce Online

    ... the sale, signed last year between Pippin and a two-state rail committee representing Horry County, SC and Columbus County, NC, allowed the counties to assign their collective rights and interests to a third party. The counties chose R. J. Corman ...

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  17. Tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials overturns in Columbus CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Wilmington Fire Department's Regional Response Hazardous Materials Team was called in to assist after a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials overturned Thursday morning. A spokesperson for the Wilmington Fire Department says the team provided assistance to Columbus County Emergency Management, the Chadbourn Fire Department and HERR Spill Team.

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  18. 911 dispatcher tells tourist to never drive through ChadbournRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A Columbus County 911 dispatcher advised a scared tourist last week to never drive through Chadbourn again, according to an audio recording of the call. The couple's GPS directed them through the Columbus County town on their drive from Raleigh to North Myrtle Beach.

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  19. 1 boil water advisory remains, 1 lifted for Lake Waccamaw Water consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Division of Water Resources is advising residents in the Pecan Lane area who use water from the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County to boil their water following a leaking water main. Another advisory for residents near Canal Cover Road has been lifted.

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  20. Boil water advisories issued for Lake Waccamaw Water consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The Division of Water Resources is advising residents in two different areas who use water from the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County to boil their water following two leaking water mains; one along Canal Cover Road and the other on Pecan Lane. According to officials, the first advisory was issued Tuesday for residents beginning at 2506 Canal Cove Road to the end of Waccamaw Shores Road.

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