Whiteville, NCWECT

Pender County murder suspect fatally shot by U.S. Marshals at Whiteville Walmart, officials say

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - A suspect wanted for murder in Pender County was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals in Columbus County Thursday afternoon. According to a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Marshals’ Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was attempting to catch the suspect at the Walmart in Whiteville when the suspect produced a firearm and was fatally shot by officers.
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Whiteville, NCnrcolumbus.com

Law enforcement respond to shooting outside Whiteville Walmart

Law enforcement and dozens of first responders are on the scene of a shooting in the Whiteville Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon. A sheet covered a body lying in the parking. Rescue was dispatched around 2:30 p.m. One witness who didn’t want her identity revealed reported hearing multiple rounds of...
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Whiteville, NCWWAY NewsChannel 3

UPDATE: US Marshals shoot wanted Pender Co. murder suspect in Whiteville

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident at the Whiteville Walmart Thursday afternoon. The U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was involved in an officer-involved shooting resulting in a fatality on Columbus Corners Drive in Whiteville, North Carolina, Thursday, June 24. The...
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Bladen County, NCWECT

Two dogs shot during break-in in Bladen Co.

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Two dogs were shot during a break-in near Elizabethtown, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say that a break-in occurred at a residence on Twisted Hickory Road just before 1 p.m. on June 21. Two dogs were shot by one of the suspects,...
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Two injured in crash that stalled I-95 for hours

Lumberton, N.C. — A recreational vehicle got stuck under a bridge along Interstate 95 South Thursday morning, jamming up traffic for 15 miles from south of Fayetteville to near Lumberton for about three hours. Troopers told WRAL News that a tire failed on the RV and the vehicle veered into...
Lumberton, NCWRAL

Backup extends for 15 miles on I-95

Lumberton, N.C. — A recreational vehicle got stuck under a bridge along Interstate 95 South Thursday morning, jamming up traffic for 15 miles from south of Fayetteville to near Lumberton. The crash happened near Exit 25, U.S. Highway 301, around 11 a.m. The North Carolina Department of Transportation advised southbound...
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Search warrants lead to two arrests in Chadbourn

Chadbourn police arrested two people Wednesday after finding cocaine, marijuana, a stolen handgun and cash. Chadbourn police said in a Facebook post that they executed a search warrant at a residence on North Elm Street that authorities had “closely monitored for some time due to citizens concerned of narcotics activity being done at the residence.”
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'Florida Man' to be filmed in NC

After recent crimes in Tabor City have resulted in multiple arrests, police chief Donald Dowless remains confident in his department’s ability to respond to crime. The flooding affects hundreds of properties, but according to members of the committee, the bulk of the problems are coming from fewer than a dozen properties.
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Elizabethtown, NCWECT

Crews respond to fire in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - Emergency crews battled a fire at an Elizabethtown business Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to DavCo Construction Services located at 1201 Swan St. at 12:51 p.m. Officials say the fire was extinguished by 1:10 p.m. The fire is under investigation and a cause has not been determined...
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Tabor City Police Chief responds to recent crimes

TABOR CITY, N.C. (WECT) - After recent crimes in Tabor City have resulted in multiple arrests, Police Chief Donald Dowless remains confident in his department’s ability to respond to crime. “We’ve got it under control here,” said Dowless. “Been here a long time. My officers are all seasoned officers, they...
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