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Hearing date for decision surrounding Columbus Co. Sheriff not set yet
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — On Thursday WWAY learned the State Board of Elections is still unable to set a date to hear the evidence which led to the decision that Jody Greene did not meet state requirements to run for Columbus County Sheriff.
EPA announces settlement for soil cleanup at contaminated Columbus Co. plant
WASHINGTON (WECT) -The DOJ and the EPA announced a settlement Thursday with Honeywell International Inc and International Paper Co. regarding the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Holtrachem plant in Columbus County.
2 arrested, charged after drugs, guns seized, deputies say
ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Deputies continue their efforts to get drugs off of Robeson County streets. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Division Investigators, Criminal Investigations Division and deputies with the Community Impact Team executed a search warrant on Thursday in
Pups for a Purpose held in downtown Whiteville Saturday
Posted on: 04.18.2019 at 07:00 a.m. In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Families First hosted a dog walk fundraiser Saturday morning in downtown Whiteville. About 20 people participated at $10 per registration and $5 for each additional dog. The registration fee included a dog treat, le
State hearing on sheriff’s race still not scheduled
Posted on: 04.18.2019 at 09:36 a.m. The State Board of Elections (SBOE) has not yet scheduled a meeting to act on recommendations from the Columbus County Board of Elections in the disputed sheriff’s race between Republican challenger Jody Greene and incumbent Democrat Lewis Hatcher. Greene defeated
Lack of quorum prevents Chadbourn budget workshop
Revised on: 04.18.2019 at 09:45 a.m. Posted on: 04.18.2019 at 09:44 a.m. A lack of a quorum prevented Chadbourn Town Council from holding a scheduled workshop on its upcoming budget Tuesday. Only council members Donald Ray Bass and Danny Clewis showed up for the meeting, and at least three members m
New sheriff’s office building tops county’s legislative wish list
Revised on: 04.17.2019 at 05:18 p.m. Posted on: 04.17.2019 at 05:16 p.m. Columbus County commissioners have created a wish list for state lawmakers, and at the top is $6 million to renovate the sheriff’s office or to build a new one. Commissioners developed legislative priorities during their daylon
North Carolina governor vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill
(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion.
Police, FBI push for information 2 years after women’s bodies found
LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – The facts surrounding the deaths of three women in Lumberton remain a mystery two years after the gruesome discoveries. The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are asking the community for any information in the three death investigations.
SC shooting suspect may be headed to NC with kidnapped woman
PICKENS, SC (WWAY/WSPA) — A man wanted in an early-morning shooting and kidnapping in South Carolina could be headed for Columbus County. Pickens City Police Department is searching for Marco Vaught.
Three arrested after search in relation to robbery and kidnapping case
LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) - Three people were arrested following a search of a home in the St. Pauls area of Robeson County. According to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, the search was in relation to a robbery and kidnapping investigation. Deputies executed a search warrant of the house in the 200 b
N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.
Two years later, police still stumped by deaths of 3 women
LUMBERTON — Two years after Lumberton police found the badly decomposed bodies of two women, they continue to look for clues to what happened to them. The bodies of Christina Bennett, known to her family as Kristin, and Rhonda Jones, were found on April 18, 2017, in the eastern part of Lumberton. A
Car chase ends in drug bust, other charges in Lumberton
LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – A car chase for several miles ended in the arrest of a 27-year-old man for possession of Xanax, plus other outstanding warrants. Johnathan M. Hunt, of Fairmont, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Xanax, maintaining a vehicle for use o
Nightmare leads to dream home
The McArthur family prepares Thursday to walk into their newly renovated home. A crowd of about 60 people joined the family in the big reveal. With the help of the Home Depot Foundation and Operation Blessing, the home of Terry, Divya and Christian McArthur was renovated after excessive damage cause
Student arrested with handgun on campus
LUMBERTON — A Lumberton High School student was arrested today for having a handgun on campus. As of mid-afternoon, Donavan Locklear, 16, was in the process of being charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, which is a felony, according to a Lumberton Police Department news release. He
N.C. music community mourns 2 musicians killed in Durham County head-on crash
DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People throughout the North Carolina music community are mourning the deaths of two musicians killed in a recent head-on crash in Durham County. Alex Almasy, 56, and Carter "Ray" Doyle, 71, were killed on Farrington Mill Road near Kepley Road on April 10. Those close wit
Student arrested for bringing a gun to Lumberton Senior High School
LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old student after a gun was found in that student's pocket. According to a press release from the Lumberton Police Department, on Thursday the Assistant Principal of Lumberton Senior High School received information that a student may have a weap
North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the
Aberdeen Planning Board Rejects Proposed N.C. 5 Subdivision
Concern about the impact of high residential density in the proposed Blake Village development along N.C. 5 prompted the Aberdeen Planning Board to unanimously recommend denial of the application on Thursday.