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Citizen complaints lead to drug arrests in Columbus County
TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) - Numerous complaints from citizens sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of three people on drug-related charges Friday, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office announced.
Commissioner says sheriff’s residency concern will be fine if “we leave it alone”
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene has questioned the integrity of this news organization since the reporting last week of a complaint filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections over whether he actually lives in the county.
Man wanted for several burglaries escapes custody in handcuffs
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A man who was wanted for several burglaries in Whiteville escaped custody after the Tabor City Police Department arrested him for fighting an officer.
South Columbus hoops sweeps rival East Columbus
TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY)–Anytime South and East Columbus get together on the basketball floor, you are in for a couple of good games. That was exactly the case on Monday night in Tabor City.
Suspects arrested after chase in Columbus County, one still at large
TABOR CITY, NC (WBTW) - Two people have been arrested and a third is being sought after a police chase starting in Tabor City, Thursday morning. According to a press release from the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, Quentin Vereen and Marquita Vereen have been arrested in connection to the chase.
Family, friends defend and confirm location of Columbus County Sheriff’s home
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Headlines were made Thursday by one local news outlet questioning whether newly elected Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene actually calls the county home.
Fairmont gets confidence in win over E. Bladen
FAIRMONT — With every loss during the four-game stretch to start the season, confidence was fading for a Fairmont boys basketball team going through growing pains. For the players and Fairmont coach Montrell McNair, that was the toughest stint the regional power had been through. Tuesday provided a
The Unsuspecting North Carolina Truck Stop Where You Can Pull Over And Have An Amazing Meal
Traveling often means compromising on your eating habits and hitting up fast food places you may not always frequent, but there are other choices when traveling – and a few of them may surprise you in the best way. If you want to find good food while on the road, the best places to eat are often fla
One suspect still at large, two arrested after Columbus Co. chase
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Two suspects have been arrested and one suspect is still at large after a police chase that started in Columbus County and continued into South Carolina before returning to Columbus.
Police searching for man seen stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Police are looking for a man they say stole thousands of dollars worth of items from a Whiteville store. Surveillance camera footage identified that suspect Jonathan Jacob Edwards. Whiteville Police say they’re trying to find him.
Two Whiteville nominees vie for UNC scholarship
Posted on: 12.13.2018 at 03:00 p.m. Dylan Lawson and Victoria Powell, Whiteville High School seniors, are nominees for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill. The two students share interests in scientific careers and in work that will allow them to help others.
Sealey, former commissioner, dies unexpectedly
FAIRMONT — Former county Commissioner Hubert Sealey, who died unexpectedly early Monday, is being remembered as a man of ideals who was dedicated to the people of the southern part of Robeson County.
WHS construction bids higher than anticipated
Posted on: 12.13.2018 at 05:27 p.m. Whiteville City Schools officials opened sealed bids from four general contractors interested in building the city’s new high school. The apparent low bidder was Clancey and Theys of Wilmington, with a base bid of $20,495,000.
NC woman will buy her dream home with almost half a million Cash 5 jackpot
Raleigh, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Jewel Thorne of Spring Hope, North Carolina said she plans to buy her dream home after winning a $427,896 Cash 5 jackpot. “I’m finally going to get my own house,” Thorne said. “It’s a wonderful feeling to know I won’t have to pay rent. Plus, I’ll be able to make sure
Sealey, former county commissioner, dies of heart attack
FAIRMONT — Hubert Sealey, a former county commissioner who was trying to reclaim his District 2 seat on that board, had died. Sealey died over a heart attack this morning, according to multiple sources.
Top guys to watch during the Shootout
LUMBERTON — Between the preseason top 15 list, and the performances that many have already put up in the first three-plus weeks of the season, it’s not hard to figure out which boys basketball players to keep your eyes on at the Robeson County Shootout from Wednesday to Saturday.
North Carolina inmate’s escape plot thwarted after plans mailed to wrong person, cops say
A North Carolina inmate’s elaborate plan to blow up a jail for his grand escape was thwarted after he mailed details of the plot to the wrong person, cops said. Sean Damion Castorina, 43, had planned to escape Alamance County Detention Center before he mixed up mailing addresses that sent his letter
District 9 re-election could cost Union County $100K, says county commission chairman
UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Union County commissioners will vote on a resolution Monday, calling on the North Carolina State Board of Elections to certify the results in the U.S. House District 9 race.
Mintz girls hang on for win
In a previous game, Victoria Marshburn, controls the ball for her Lady Lions. - The Mintz Christian Academy girls basketball team travelled to Whiteville on Thursday for an intriguing matchup with the Pacers of Columbus Christian Academy. In what proved to be an exciting game, the Lady Lions proved
ONLY ON 3: Records show new sheriff legally lives in Columbus County
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The investigation into Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene’s residence continues. Today WWAY learned Sheriff Greene has been following proper tax rules.