Hallsboro, NC

Stolen Yorkie from Nebraska recovered in Hallsboro

The search for a Yorkie and other valuable items taken from a Nebraska residence led investigators to a trailer home in Hallsboro, where the dog was found. According to reports, before the dog was recovered, on Aug. 5, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Alan Henriksen, 37, and Kaley Jean Henriksen, 35, both of Cedar Street, Hallsboro, on a fugitive warrant from Cass County, Nebraska.
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Whiteville traffic stop results in narcotics arrest

Whiteville, NC – On August 13, 2022, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy was on routine patrol on Lebanon Church Road, Whiteville, when he completed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Kimberly Diane Wilson, 42, of Chadbourn. The deputy searched the vehicle after Wilson gave consent.
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Lake EMS leaders protest service contract cancellation

Current and former Lake Waccamaw EMS chiefs and an assistant chief pleaded with the Columbus County Board of Commissioners Monday night to reconsider its Aug. 1 decision to terminate the service contract between the two parties. “People in the community depend on us, and we depend on them,” Interim Chief...
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Former Bladen County NC State Highway Patrol Officer dies

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former member of the NC State Highway Patrol died earlier this morning, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. They say Retired Patrol Officer Jay King was assigned to Bladen County for approximately 10 years before moving to Jacksonville, NC. The Sheriff’s...

One Dead, One Hospitalized in Chadbourn Shooting

One man is dead and another was hospitalized after a midnight shooting in Chadbourn Thursday. Mayor Phillip Britt said more details will be released Friday. Britt said the Chadbourn Police and State Bureau of Investigation are trying to confirm if the shootings were related. Police were called right after midnight,...

One dead, one injured in Chadbourn shooting, police and SBI investigating

SBI investigating after S.W.AT. team officer’s weapon discharges, injures person. New Hanover County commissioners discuss future of West Bank of Cape Fear River across from Downtown Wilmington. Updated: 12 hours ago. |. New Hanover County commissioners discuss future of West Bank of Cape Fear River across from Downtown Wilmington.

Big News for Elizabethtown

There is construction going on in front of San Jose Restaurant. The BladenOnline team received a few inquiries about the obvious project starting to take shape. Therefore, our mission is to inform you exactly what is happening. Our team here at Bladen Online spoke with the old landowner, Hobby Greene, to learn about what is getting built.
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Columbus County Police identify group they say damaged four windshields

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Police with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office have identified three individuals who allegedly damaged several windshields late last week. On August 11th, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 200 block of Brunswick Electric Road in Whiteville regarding damaged property. The owner reported four...

Weekly Podcast – THE COLUMBUS CONNECTION with Jefferson Weaver

This week Jefferson talks with In-Studio Guests Executive Director Tony Shipman and Community Service Coordinator Grace Thompson of Columbus County Teen Court about what they do and some of the programs they offer, including a LifeSkills Class, their Restitution Program, and the new Teen Traffic Court. THE COLUMBUS CONNECTION with...

The News Reporter plans digital expansion, weekly paper

One of the most exciting – and challenging – aspects of running a modern media business is reaching people on all the platforms where they want to get news and information. In the not-so-distant past, printed media dominated. And while we still have a strong print circulation, people are increasingly turning to The News Reporter’s daily digital reporting to stay in the know about what’s happening in Columbus County, particularly when it comes to breaking stories. We have to meet audiences where they are. That is why we are announcing an expansion of our digital services and a new approach to our printed paper.

Rejected Antioch housing project back on county agenda

Roughly 14 months after it was unanimously denied by Columbus County commissioners, the Antioch Farm subdivision will be the subject of a public hearing at a special Monday, Aug. 29, commissioners’ meeting. The county didn’t provide many details during Monday’s meeting as to why the controversial development is going...

“Selfies in the Sunflowers” opening at Galloway Farm

As summer draws to a close, flowers are erupting at Galloway Farm in Hallsboro. Sunflowers are blooming on several acres, and Farmer Alma is inviting everyone to come out, pick the budding beauties, and take some pictures. September marks the beginning of “Selfies in the Sunflowers.”. Each year, Galloway...

Man charged with stealing from several vehicles in Tabor City

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a man for allegedly stealing from several vehicles in Tabor City. Per a CCSO release, the incidents happened between July 18 and August 1. One incident involved two guns being stolen from a person’s vehicles, while another just had money and an air freshener stolen. Surveillance footage showing what the sheriff’s office say is the suspect was gathered in connection to the theft of a handgun from another vehicle. The Tabor City Police Department noticed someone matching the description of a previous victim, but a suspect wasn’t arrested until August 6.

Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Prepares for New School Year

“I’m glad we were able to have this training and prepare our SROs for the new school year,” Sheriff McVicker stated at the Oath of Officer Ceremony held earlier this week. Corporal Linda B. Jacobs explained there is one First Sergeant and two Corporals on the SRO Squad...

Columbus County Persons of Interest 2022

The property owner reported that the windshields from four of his vehicles had been damaged. The vehicles were being utilized for parts. The property owner provided Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators with photographs from surveillance footage. The photographs show three black males. One is wearing a yellow shirt,...