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As I write these words, it’s a lovely January afternoon. The sun is shining, the
Feb 2, 2016
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Note–today marks the 30th anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Following is
Jan 28, 2016
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For many men my age, and not a few women, Dan Haggerty was just plain
Jan 27, 2016
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By the time you read this, someone will likely be a billionaire. I feel sorry
Jan 14, 2016
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I began writing this column a number of years ago, and many of you have
Dec 22, 2015
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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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