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One Flown to Hospital After Shooting in Lumberton

Yesterday Lumberton Police responded to reports of a person shot in the area of 510 West 32nd Street around 2:45 p.m. When they arrived they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound and the preliminary investigation indicated that the person shot may have been breaking and entering when he was confronted by the homeowner and shot. The person did suffer life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital for treatment. The investigation in ongoing.
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Fourth of July celebrations across our area

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Fourth of July events are taking place throughout the holiday weekend across our area. The Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks will take place Friday at the Oak Island Pier at 9 p.m. Friday in Tabor City, the Columbus County Fireworks Celebration is at South Columbus High School....
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Welvista Appoints William “Bo” McMillan As New Board Chairman

COLUMBIA, SC – Welvista announces that William “Bo” McMillan has been appointed as Welvista’s new Chairman to lead its 15-person Board of Directors. McMillan succeeds Brian Blackwelder, who will continue to serve on the board after retiring as the acting Chairman for the past two years.

Police: Possible burglar shot by homeowner in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - One person was shot after trying to possibly break into a North Carolina home on Thursday. The Lumberton Police Department said officers were called to the area of West 32nd Street at around 2:45 p.m. where they found someone shot. A preliminary investigation later found the...

Abby the Spoon Lady to perform in Columbus County

CHADBOURN — On Saturday, July 16, Abby the Spoon Lady will be performing at Columbus County’s very own performance hall, Brown Street Station in Chadbourn. She will be performing with banjo player and singer Dusty Whytis. “It’s going to be somewhat of a bohemian night,” Said Brown Street...

Burnette crowned Senior Ms. Lumbee

PEMBROKE — Sharon McNeill Burnette will now represent the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina as its newest Senior Ms. Lumbee. She was crowned winner recently during a pageant held before a packed crowd gathered inside the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Burnette...

Melvin takes over as leader at SC Ports

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Barbara Melvin began her new role as leader of the South Carolina Ports Authority on Friday. Melvin takes over as the SC Ports’ new president and CEO just weeks after longtime leader Jim Newsome retired in June. Leaders with the port said Melvin has served in a variety of roles over […]

Whiteville police will get 3D laser to scan crime scenes

After recounting the time-consuming steps required to triangulate the location of evidence at a crime scene, Whiteville Police Chief Douglas Ipock offered city council a simpler solution: 3D laser scanning. Referencing the recent shooting that resulted in a death at Sandy Ridge Apartments in 2021, “the magnitude of that crime...
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We cannot fix brokenness

Last week we examined sin and how sin is a departure from and rebellion against God’s good design. God has made things a certain way, a way that is for our flourishing and our good, and yet in our sin we think that we are able to determine what is right and what is wrong, and we depart from God’s design and seek our own way. As we mentioned last week, all humans intuitively know, whether they are believers or not, that there is something wrong in the world, that things are not the way that they are meant to be. Deep inside we know that children are not supposed to die in famine. We know that “man’s inhumanity to man” is not quite right. There is nothing in a purely secular-materialist worldview that would lead us to such intuitive conclusions. In fact, quite the opposite.

Steakburger, frozen custard chain plans to open locations in Carolina Forest, Longs

A fast-casual restaurant chain known for its steakburgers, shoestring fries and frozen custard treats plans to expand into Horry County with four locations, including one in Carolina Forest and another in Longs. Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, the Kansas-based chain, expects new restaurants to open on U.S. 501 across from...

River's Landing sewage woes: City: 2 apartments unfit for occupancy

Tenants in two apartments at River’s Landing were forced to spend Wednesday night at a local hotel after the city ruled the apartments were not fit for human habitation because of sewage that backed up into the units. Community Development Director Kellen Long said the city ruled the two units uninhabitable Wednesday after it was notified of the problem Tuesday afternoon by a tenant. Long said sewage backed up into...

SCC campus closed after bomb threat

Southeastern Community College closed its campus Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat. “The SCC Campus has been cleared,” SCC spokesperson Haylee Damato said in a statement at 4:30 p.m. “There was a bomb threat made to SCC, along with other community colleges. Out of an abundance of caution SCC took the necessary steps to clear campus and ensured that everyone remained safe. Thank you for your cooperation. It is always our top priority that we keep everyone safe.”