Columbus County, NCWWAY NewsChannel 3

Two men being held after multiple arrests

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says that one man is being held in the county’s Law Enforcement Center on a $1 million bond, while another is being held without bond. On July 22, 2021, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on patrol on Railroad Street...
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Tabor City, NCWECT

Tabor City man sentenced to nine years in prison for possession of drugs, firearms, stolen ATV

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Bradley Courtland Williams, 34, of Tabor City, has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being charged for multiple offenses. On January 25, 2019, Williams was arrested at his home on Peacock Road. After citizens complained to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office vice narcotics unit, undercover deputies launched a five-month investigation and bought drugs from Williams at his home in Tabor City.
Bladen County, NCPosted by
Bladen Journal

Unity Fest is Labor Day weekend in Bladen County

ELIZABETHTOWN — Unity Fest 2021 is scheduled over three days on Labor Day weekend. Unity Fest Inc. bills itself as a nonprofit organization for children, teens, athletes and artists. This year’s event is the second annual. On Friday, Sept. 3, the event will have live performances; entrepreneur information to include...
GovernmentIsland Packet Online

In the NC county where the COVID rate is highest, vaccine acceptance is a slow struggle

For months, Earl Nealey laughed off COVID-19, resisting pressure to get vaccinated, telling the world protection doesn’t come from a syringe. But his Whiteville pharmacist kept after him, and on Thursday, Angela Soles finally broke through Nealey’s stubborn hide. She arranged free vaccines inside Guiton’s Drug Store — a pharmacy so old-school it still serves orangeade at a soda fountain. And 30 seconds after Nealey sat down for his jab, he looked and asked, “That’s it?”

Paper stays in local hands; Smith is new owner and publisher

Columbus County’s newspaper of record turns a new page Aug. 1, 2021, as Justin Smith, editor since 2018, becomes publisher as well. Smith has purchased the 125-year-old company from Les High and Stuart High Rogers. The transaction “will allow The News Reporter to remain in local hands,” High said. “And...
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Fairmont (NC) Weather Channel

Fairmont Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Fairmont: Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny then scattered showers and thunderstorms during the day; while scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight; Saturday, July 31: Mostly sunny then scattered rain showers during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Sunday,
Columbus County,

Man found dead after disappearing from North Carolina campsite

A North Carolina man was found dead after he disappeared from a campsite overnight Monday, according to a sheriff’s office. A news release from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent on Tuesday morning to a campsite at Lumber River Campground in Evergreen. The sheriff’s office said Brian Thomas Lynch, 36, of Shallotte, was camping at a site near some water, and was last seen by a fellow camper at around 1 a.m.
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Laurinburg Exchange

Sheriff’s Office looking for Bladen County man

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office are asking for assistance in locating a missing Bladen County man. On Thursday the SCSO, BCSO along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation searched Scotland County in an attempt to locate Brandon Carl Wayne McDonald of Clarkton. The search consisted of ground searches, K-9 searches and the assistance of aerial drones.