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Several people arrested during recent Columbus County nighttime checking station
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Several people were arrested on various charges during a recent overnight checking station in Columbus County. Eleven outstanding felony warrants were served from the evening of February 19th through the early morning of February 20th. Around 5:00 p.m. on February 19th, the Columbus County...
Three Jailed in TC Case; More Details Released
Three suspects have now been charged with resisting an officer after an incident involving a stolen truck and firearms Saturday. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office was searching for 2005 Dodge truck stolen in South Carolina when deputies spotted the suspect vehicle on Hickman Road around 12:30 a.m., according to a press release. Deputies followed the truck to Forest Edge Circle, where they confirmed the registration was that of the reported stolen vehicle.
Several Cape Fear communities receiving millions in funds from state for water-related projects
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Communities statewide will receive more than $238 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding and stormwater planning grants to help pay for 114 projects. Columbus County is on the list of recipients, with the City of Whiteville getting up to $6.8 million, including $1.5...
Three people arrested after traffic stop for stolen truck reveals several firearms
TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Three people were recently arrested in Columbus County following a traffic stop. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were out looking for a stolen 2005 Dodge Dakota on February 18th. The South Carolina registered truck was last seen heading towards Green Acres from Morgan Road in South Carolina.
Former Columbus Co. sheriff, jail staff files response to lawsuit regarding 2022 assault by inmates
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Former Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene, multiple sheriff’s office members and a contracted company have filed responses to a lawsuit filed by an inmate about an assault that took place a couple of years ago. Both responses were filed on Feb. 19, 2024, in...
This NC-Based Company Is Selling Its Nine McDonald’s Franchises
According to a new report published by The Robesonian, a company based in NC is selling nine of its McDonald's franchises. According to the report, Rust Enterprises, based in Lumberton, is selling nine of McDonald's franchises. Six of them are located in Robeson County, two are in Columbus County, and one of them is in Bladen.
Jury Selection Underway in Sandy Ridge Murder
Jurors may be seated as early as Wednesday in the first degree murder trial of Leroy Moore Jr. Moore, 38, is alleged to have shot and killed Tony Baker during a shootout at the Sandy Ridge Apartments in October 2021. Baker was hit multiple times and transferred to New Hanover Regional, where he later died.
A Taste of Japan in Lumberton: Three Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this piece, we'll be exploring three exceptional Japanese restaurants in Lumberton. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Columbus County Sheriff’s Office makes pair of arrests during separate traffic stops
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people were recently arrested for various charges during two separate traffic stops. Deputies were conducting a license checking station at the intersection of Woodyard Road and Weyman Road on February 16th around 7:00 p.m. During a routine stop deputies say they noticed the...
HCFR: Car overturned in Nichols-area; no one found inside car
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to a single-car crash, but no one was inside the car. HCFR was called just after 8 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Highway 917 and Highway 19 in the Nichols area for the wreck. When crews responded...
Waccamaw Conference Boys Tournament: Whiteville 64, East Bladen 50
WHITEVILLE – Whiteville’s Wolfpack bombed in nine 3-point shots – 7 in the 1st half – and defeated East Bladen 64-50 Tuesday night in the opening round of the Waccamaw Conference Boys Basketball Tournament. East Bladen, now 10-12, will wait until Saturday to learn where they...
‘A dream come true’ – new fire training tower facility opens on campus
Fire and rescue training received a significant upgrade in Columbus County, when Southeastern Community College cut a ribbon in celebration of the college’s newest facility on Feb. 17. The seven-floor, three-story fire tower features tools needed for every practical skills requirement, other than burning, associated with the firefighter certification program at SCC.
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Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Fairmont as of 2024-02-20. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
Clarkton Mayor, Commissioner Sworn In To Office
Jerome Myers and Troy Mitchell were sworn in to office Tuesday, February 6 during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Clarkton Board of Commissioners inside Town Hall. Myers (pictured above) was appointed mayor following the death of Tim Tart. Mitchell was appointed to fill the final two years of...
FFA students dedicate sign to honor Dr. Horace M. Baker Family
LUMBERTON — Lumberton FFA students hosted a Silos Sign Dedication Ceremony Monday at the Dr. Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex.
Golden Tornadoes sweep away Clinton
In the late game on Friday night, the Dark Horses and the Golden Tornadoes hit the hardwood to conclude regular season play. The first contest
Lumberton, Purnell Swett fall in United-8 girls quarterfinals
FAYETTEVILLE — The Lumberton and Purnell Swett girls basketball teams were each eliminated from the United-8 Conference tournament with
Lady Horses sputter out
It was the regular season grand finale out at Clinton High School on Friday night when the Dark Horse basketball teams welcomed in conference
Q&A with Carol Caldwell: ‘My story is told for a lifetime, not just February’
Carol Caldwell knows the importance of recognizing Black voices in her Columbus County community. So she and some other residents created a committee that focuses on the preservation of African American culture. The Border Belt Independent spoke with Caldwell about her efforts. Q. When did the Columbus County Committee for...