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Arrest made in connection to Columbus County homicide
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A man has been arrested in connection to a homicide in Columbus County that occurred in April of this year. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says 24 year old Allisa Grey Lee of Whiteville was found floating in the water at Heartbeat Bridge on Chair Factory Road on April 14th.
Three wanted by Bladen County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges
BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office announced that three people are wanted for drug charges on Friday, June 2. Robbie Ault from Clarkton is wanted on charges of:. Sell schedule II controlled substances,. Deliver schedule II controlled substances,. Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II...
FBI offering $75,000 reward for info in deaths of 3 women in North Carolina
The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $75,000 for information leading to the discovery and arrest of the person(s) responsible for the deaths of three women in Lumberton.
Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests and fentanyl seizure
ELIZABETHTOWN — Last Thursday, Agents with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted a vehicle stop in the 300 block of South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. According to authorities, the driver, James Brandon Gordon, pulled the vehicle over and attempted to escape, on foot, from law enforcement officers.
City of Whiteville to host several ‘Music in the Alley’ concerts
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The City of Whiteville is set to host a variety of musicians during its “Music in the Alley” series. According to the city website, the shows listed below will be held on Thursdays in the “Downtown Alley” at 719 S Madison St. from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
Two Injured in Monday Shootings
Two shootings were reported in Columbus County on Monday, but neither victim sustained life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. Just after 1 p.m., a teenager reported that he was walking on a road in Cerro Gordo when he heard a shot and saw that he was injured. The 17-year-old was transported by private vehicle to Columbus Regional for treatment.
Suspect wanted in Lumberton shooting arrested in Florence, extradited back to N.C.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - Police in Florence have arrested a suspect wanted in a deadly Lumberton shooting and the suspect has been extradited back to North Carolina. The Lumberton Police Department said two people with gunshot wounds arrived separately at a hospital at around 3 a.m. on May 28. An officer was already at the hospital on another call and was able to get information, later learning that a third person was shot on Nevada Street.
The Good News June 3
Dry weather and partly cloudy skies will make for a nice weekend in Columbus County. Get out and enjoy some of the events happening on Saturday. Be sure to log onto www.columbuscountynews.com for absolutely free to catch up on any news you’ve missed this week. Get your news delivered every morning to your inbox before your coffee ever hits your cup by signing up for our daily newsletter.
Multiple Bladenboro residents arrested for trafficking opium/heroin
BLADENBORO — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has made multiple arrests following the execution of a search warrant that stemmed from years of community complaints alleging the sale and delivery of controlled substances in the area. Over the past several months, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit...
Hallsboro Artesia Elementary School closing early due to stomach illness
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Hallsboro Artesia Elementary School is closing at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 1. According to school officials, the closure is due to a stomach illness outbreak. The school will also be closed on Friday.
Elizabethtown crews help kitten stuck in storm drain
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) – Elizabethtown fire and police crews helped animal control after a kitten got stuck in a storm drain on Friday, June 2. Per the Elizabethtown Fire Department, it heard that the kitten was stuck for over 24 hours. “We are happy to report the kitten was...
Mom’s Friend Charged in Murder Case
The reported boyfriend of the mother of a woman found dead in April has been arrested. Brandon Wayne Mincey, 41, of Country Village Estates, Hallsboro, is being held under $750,000 secured bond. He faces one count of accessory after the fact. Warrants show that between April 5 and April 15,...
Stomach Bug Closes Hallsboro-Artesia
Hallsboro Artesia Elementary School closed at 12:15 p.m. today, and will remain closed tomorrow due to an outbreak of a stomach virus. The county school system made the announcement this morning shortly before noon. Classes are expected to resume Monday at the normal time. The regular school year is scheduled...
‘Miracles Under the Tent’ Comes to Columbus
There is a revival coming to Columbus County, and this event is like none other. New Breed Revival is based out of Tampa, Fla., and Whiteville will be the be their next stop in July for ‘Miracles Under the Tent.’. Kevin and Brittney Chamberliss have been in the ministry...
Let’s Eat Out, But Where?
Happy ‘June is busting out all over’, Bladen County; and how welcome it is. I expect to have some fresh vegetables to pick before the month is over. I’m trying my luck with a container garden this year. I want to crunch into some cucumbers and bell peppers. And squash. And tomatoes.
Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports hundreds of violations during Click It or Ticket Campaign
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has released their numbers from a recent Click It or Ticket campaign. The Sheriff’s Office conducted saturation patrols focusing on the East End of the county from May 22nd through May 30th. The goal of this enforcement...
Walker Jenkins named Gatorade NC Baseball Player of the Year
For the second year in a row, Walker Jenkins is the North Carolina Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. The South Brunswick center fielder has exploded in notoriety this spring, overtaking Indiana's Max Clark as the nation's top high school baseball prospect, with some projections having him as high as No. 3 overall.
Columbus County Schools receives Digital Learning Initiative grant
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - The State Board of Education approved a grant to Columbus County Schools on Thursday as part of the Digital Learning Initiative. “The state-funded grants support the development and dissemination of local innovative digital learning models,” an N.C. Department of Public Instruction news release states. “The goal of the grant program is to have effective digital learning practices spread across all North Carolina K-12 public schools.”
Breeches Buoy adds new mobile unit for local addiction patients
LUMBERTON — Breeches Buoy Addiction Medicine Services has provided evidence-based treatment to patients suffering from Substance Use Dis
Private school voucher plan would hurt public districts in rural NC, educators say
Deanne Meadows worries for the future of her rural North Carolina school district if lawmakers allow all families to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools. Parents who already advocate for their children would be most likely to leave, said Meadows, superintendent of Columbus County Schools. Many...
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