A helicopter from Marine Coprs Air Station Cherry Point takes off with a patient.

A critical patient is loaded from CRHS. The chopper was called in because it's equipped for the fog.

The WHS marching band practices Monday afternoon.

Members of the percussion section keep the beat.

A trumpeter practices to keep her horn horizontal.

The Watermelon Festival brought people to Fair Bluff Saturday.

The Sudan Tomcats show off their driving skills in the parade.

Young martial arts trainees show off their talent.

Parade onlookers enjoy the parade with friends.

Festival goers enjoyed music, food and a duck race.

Spectators enjoy listening to the live music.

There was a climbing wall and bounce houses for the youngsters.

Folks chow down on some watermelon.

Columbus County Jr Dixie Boys State Champs

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Looking Ahead

                                                                              

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  • A heat advisory is in effect for Sunday. Highs will be 96 with a heat index possibly exceeding 105 degrees. Monday will be very hot as well.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Columbus until 10 pm
  • Whiteville Optimist AAA lost to Dallas today 9-5 and are out of the running for state champs. Congrats to Whiteville on well-played season.
  • Whiteville Optimist AAA lost to Dallas last night 6-5. Playing Dallas again right now. Winner plays Hope Mills in best of 3 for state champ.
  • Jr Dixie Boys headed to World Series need Gatorade, water & snacks. Stay hydrated in Louisiana heat. Can drop donations by NR by TU, 7/30.
  • A potential agreement that could see rail service in Columbus County restored as soon as mid-September has been reached. See NR Thursday.
  • A large dual-rotor Marine Corps helicopter landed at CRHS today to transport a critical patient. It has radar allowing it to fly in the fog.
  • The county commissioners passed the land use ordinance last night that requires a hearing/permit before construction of some defined uses.
  • RT : 2014 State Champs - Columbus County Jr Dixie Boys. Next stop, World Series in Louisiana.
  • RT : Columbus County Jr Dixie Boys (13 yrs old) going to the World Series! Win championship game 5-2.
  • RT : Columbus County Dixie Boys (14 yrs olds) lose championship game. Outstanding season comes to a close.
  • Weather starting to cooperate. The Columbus County Jr Dixie Boys championship game against Duplin getting underway soon as field is ready.
  • Columbus County Dixie Boys (14 yr olds) beat Duplin 2-1 in state tournament. Play determining game in 30 minutes at 6:30 p.m.
  • Legion Post 137 and Wilmington Post 10 game 4 tonight (7/16) has been rained out. Will play in Whiteville Thursday at 7pm.
  • RT : Nakina defeats Whiteville 8-3 to win District 2 Dixie Youth Majors tournament. Both teams will advance to state tournament in Dunn.
  • RT : District 2 Dixie Youth Majors champions, Nakina.
  • RT : District 2 Dixie Youth Majors runners-up, Whiteville
  • Albert Henry sentenced to 147 months and a maximum of 186 is the combined sentence in his second degree murder verdict.
  • Albert Henry verdict guilty of 2nd degree murder and pssn of firearm by felon. Sentencing to come.
  • The Albert Henry murder trial jury is still deliberating.
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