White Marsh-Welches Creek firefighters extinguish a burned Sheriffs Office car Friday morning on U.S. 74-76
Eastbound traffic had to be stopped when ammunition in the car's trunk began to explode.
Rotarian Lynn Spaulding hosts the "Not-So-Newlywed Game" at the Whiteville Rotary Club's Spouses' Night
ALE agents, sheriff's deputies and Whiteville police removed illegal DVDs, CDs from a raided business. See story below.
Kerry Hodge talks to a wrecker driver as he stands in front of his wrecked 18-wheeler Tuesday.
An 18-wheeler loaded with corn stopped just short of these gas tanks at N.C. 410 and Old Lumberton Road.
North Whiteville and Klondyke-Chadbourn firefighters work to extricate the driver of this pick-up truck
This photo shows where the 18-wheeler came to rest in relation to the pick-up that pulled in front of it.
This photo shows the deep mud that prevented the 18-wheeler from striking two large gas tanks.
Fire departments from Fair Bluff, Cerro Gordo, Evergreen, Chadbourn-Klondyke and Tabor City responded to this fire at the home of Jerry Wayne Haynes on Hinson's Crossroad Road early Tuesday morning.
Troop 512 Star ranked Boy Scout Canyon Sellers delivers part of the Scout service Sunday.
The sun made its appearance Sunday just as it was setting, producing this orange sky.
Gwen Smith speaks at Women of Worth conference
Tammy Trent uses comedy in her message at Women of Worth
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BLADENBORO — Anease Britt Speight, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. She was preceded in ....[read more]
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  • City to find expert to further review mold solutions at City Hall.
  • An 18-wheeler almost hit large fuel tanks after wreck on N.C. 410 Tuesday. See the story at
  • County schools opening at 10 a.m. Monday.
  • City Schools on two-hour delay Monday due to heavy rains, possible freezing temperatures overnight.
  • Justin Reynolds, woman, charged with killing his mother and her elderly friend.
  • Two arrested in 2014 Bolton murders of elderly woman and her friend. See the story at .
  • One killed, one critical in U.S. 74 West wreck Friday.
  • Due to inclement weather, Southeastern Community College will be closed on Saturday, January 23.
  • SCHS & WHS have postponed SAT testing tomorrow (SA, Jan. 23) due to weather. The SCHS SAT will be given SA, Feb. 20. WHS has not set a date.
  • Columbus County Schools have teacher workday and staff a 2-hr delay and CCCA closed and a staff 2-hr delay FR, Jan 22, due to weather.
  • Whiteville Schools closed and staff on 2-hr delay FR, Jan 22 due to weather.
  • Fire damaged the rear of the Family Dollar at 116 E Old US Highway 74-76,Lake Waccamaw,TH, Jan 21. Fire was quickly contained. No injuries.
  • Freezing rain advisory midnight to 11am EST Friday. West of 95 to Whiteville. Be prepared for slippery roads, slow down & drive with caution
  • The boating access area on Canal Cove Rd at Lake Waccamaw will close January 11, 2016, until further notice.
  • Fatal wreck, 74-76 east of Bolton. Two eastbound lanes backed up for mile at ByrdvilleFreeman intersection. Victim ran under 18-wheeler
  • 5:30 update: search called off for the day. Will resume 8am Monday.
  • 1 pm. Sunday. Still no success with divers. Helicopter then cadaver dog called in next
  • Search underway Sun am for missing fisherman 10:21. Am divers in water
  • Stalled transfer truck at 7476 and Livingston Chapel in Delco has traffic down to one lane WE, 11/25.
  • Green edges Suggs in Chadbourn council recount; no changes in Brunswick recount.
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The Price of Freedom: Honoring Columbus County Veterans

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Limericks by Bob Aldrich

As the big spending candidates climb
Their attack ads use more grime and slime,
But stopped advertising
Won’t end demonizing
Is like stopping your watch to save time.
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Wal-Mart stores continue to grow.
Cost controls and strict rules make it so.
When wage law conformance
Shrinks fiscal performance,
Stores are closed and employees let go.
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We’ve a new animal in the ‘hood.
It’s a grey shape that’s up to no good.
In its blending grey coat
It’s the wily coyote
Who would catch all our pets, if he could.

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