Gwen Smith speaks at Women of Worth conference
Tammy Trent uses comedy in her message at Women of Worth
Rescuers tend to a young man who was thrown from this car on 701 S. He was airlifted.
Justin Reynolds makes first appearance facing Bolton murder charges.
Megan Haynes makes her first appearance Thursday.
A paint crew member peeks over the railing of Whiteville 1950s water tower Monday morning.
 Roy McPherson shows a bush hog to Edgewood Schools's  JuniorFFA.
R.J. Corman equipment working on the tracks near Fair Bluff. (Perry Frink photo)
One person died when this car flipped over a guardrail between Evergreen and Boardman Friday.
The guardrail shows where the car impacted, then flipped onto its roof in the water.
City leaders don masks as they inspect the mold-ridden basement of City Hall last week.
Wanda and Darryl Diefes offer an impromptu number at the Columbus Arts Center Friday night.
Curtis Martin and Santana McLean perform at the Columbus County Arts Center Friday night.
City schools on two-hour delay Monday, county schools open at 10

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Looking Ahead

This Just In
  • 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.
  • Sara Thompson is the unofficial winner in the Whiteville city council race by one vote; the official canvass begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Robert Leder wins Whiteville seat but Thompson, Worley tied for second. Butler, Stanley win in Lake Waccamaw. 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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