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More than 420 people cast ballots by 4 p.m. Thursday during the start of the
Oct 23, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an Appeals Court decision allowing same-day registration during early
Oct 9, 2014
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Voter registration for the November elections ends Oct. 10, but early voters who haven’t registered
Oct 6, 2014
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A collision at Hallsboro Road and US 74/76 has snarled traffic in thew westbound lanes.
Oct 6, 2014
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The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday, in a split decision, reinstated same-day registration
Oct 1, 2014
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  • You can vote, starting today!
  • The missing hunter near Big Creek has been found at app. 3:30.
  • Hwy 701 N in Whiteville to the Bladen County line is very slow due to road construction.
  • Darren Currie is Whiteville's new city manager. He resigned his manager's post at Lake Waccamaw Tuesday night.
  • Iconic retired Whiteville physician Dr. John Munroe died this morning (Saturday) after a brief illness.
  • Jimmy Kirk stopped by today to pick up the Col. Co. Fair section from Thursday's paper. Did you get your copy?
  • Horry County, SC Council follows Columbus Commissioners' lead & approves $1.8 million in railroad economic development incentives.
  • Columbus commissioners commit $1.8 million over 10 years to help restore rail service here.
  • More information on wreck at Hwy 74 and NC 1001 on as details become available.
  • West bound traffic on 74 at 1001 being diverted through Hallsboro on Sam Potts Hwy until wreck is cleared
  • Eastbound 74 at NC 1001 at wreck site is open
  • Wreck on west bound 74 at NC 1001 causing delay
  • Phillip Cumbee sentenced to 64-87 months for voluntary manslaughter of his wife, Angie, on Aug 7, 2000. She was killed with a pistol.
  • John Phillip Cumbee found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Sentencing after brief recess.
  • The jury in the murder trial of Phillip Cumbee has taken a break for lunch after thirty minutes of deliberation. Trial resumes at 2:00 p.m.
  • The WHS home football game against St. Pauls tomorrow night has been moved to 6:30 due to threat of bad weather.
  • The John Phillip Cumbee trial is delayed for at least an hour Thursday morning so new language can be added to judge's charge to the jury.
  • A man assaulted and injured a Tabor City Emergency Services EMT Wed. near SCHS. The EMT was trying to stop the man from attacking a woman.
  • Marty Lewis sentenced to 90 to 117 months and fined &100,000.
  • Lewis guilty on 2 of 3 counts.
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  • Concerned Citizen

    I wish the Reporter would make the correct name changes. The EMS service is provided by the Auxiliary, their station name and number will be assigned within the next month. Station 9 Fire and Rescue is provided by Lake Waccamaw Fire and Rescue department.

    • John

      Another false statement by the “concerned” one. Station 9 Fire and Rescue is being provided by Hallsboro, Buckhead, and Bolton!

      • Concerned Citizen

        No sir,
        Station 9 is station 9 Lake Waccamaw Fire and Rescue, Hallsboro, Buckhead, and Bolton are the mutual aid stations (each with their own station identification number) that are providing fire coverage until station 9 reopens. They have provided a great service to this community in this unfortunate time.

        • John

          That is what I meant. It is great that the surrounding departments have stepped up and you are very correct in saying “during this unfortunate time. All involved needs to grow up and do what is right for the community