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Stand Down and Job Fair Set for March 2

by Mark Green in Business Comments Off on Stand Down and Job Fair Set for March 2

Local veteran organizations are partnering with government agencies to bring support for veterans to Columbus County in the form of job opportunities and transition assistance. NCWorks, with help from the Columbus County Veterans Council (CCVC), [Read More]
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Lane closure on 74 Tuesday night

by Jefferson Weaver in Front Page Comments Off on Lane closure on 74 Tuesday night

Part of U.S. 74-76 at Chaunceytown Road at Lake Waccamaw will be closed Tuesday night while girders are moved into place for the new overpass. The eastbound lanes will not be affected by the work, [Read More]
ELECTIONS 2024

Early Voting Sites Open for Primary

by Jefferson Weaver in Elections 2024 Comments Off on Early Voting Sites Open for Primary

As of 8 a.m. today (Thursday) five early voting sites are open in Columbus County. Early polls leading up to the March 5 primary are located at the county board of elections office in Whiteville; [Read More]
Jess Hill of the county fair board presents a check to members of the ECHS FFA. (submitted)
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The Good News for Feb. 16

by Jefferson Weaver in Front Page Comments Off on The Good News for Feb. 16

Southeastern Community College will dedicate its new fire training tower and take receipt of a retired Whiteville fire truck Saturday, Feb. 17. The events start at 10 a.m. It’s part of the school’s expanding first [Read More]

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James Kirk Harrelson
Front Page

Alleged Rapist Tied, Gagged Child

A Delco girl was allegedly bound and gagged before being raped by a Winnabow man, according to the sheriff’s office and warrants. James Kirk Harrelson, 39, is being held under $150,000 secured bond on two [Read More]

Hugo Gaspar (CCSO photo)
Front Page

Gaspar Wanted in Texas for Sex Crimes

The registered sex offender and convicted felon caught Friday in Riegelwood was reportedly reaching for a firearm in his vehicle when he was arrested by deputies. Hugo Alberto Bautista-Gaspar is now facing deportation after being tried [Read More]

Obituaries

Rose Mae Hargrove

February 2, 1940 — February 18, 2024 Mrs. Rose Mae Hargrove, age 84, of Tabor City, NC passed on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Lower Cape Fear Angle House, Whiteville, NC. The viewing will be [Read More]

Obituaries

Carolyn (Smith) Reynolds

December 19, 1948 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 75) Carolyn Smith Reynolds, 75, of the Macedonia Community in Evergreen, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at her residence, surrounded [Read More]

Obituaries

Jerry Thomas High, Sr.

December 18, 1945 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 78) Jerry Thomas High, Sr. age 78 of Whiteville, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on [Read More]

Obituaries

Johnnie Willard Garrell

January 7, 1958 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 66) Johnnie Willard Garrell, 66, of Cerro Gordo, met the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024, while in the Novant Brunswick Hospital in Bolivia, NC. Johnnie was [Read More]

Obituaries

Laura Faith (Cain) Perritte

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time, but will be announced soon. April 6, 1975 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 48) Laura Faith Cain Perritte, 48, of Tabor City, passed away on Saturday, February 17, [Read More]

Obituaries

Rev. Jan Houston Floyd

July 5, 1940 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 83) Rev. Jan Houston Floyd, 83, of the Macedonia  Community in Evergreen, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday evening, February 16, 2024, in [Read More]

Obituaries

Ernest Edward Joy, Jr.

Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville October 13, 1945 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 78) Ernest Edward Joy, Jr., 78, of Bolton, NC, died Saturday, February 17, 2024, at home. He [Read More]

Obituaries

Jerry D. Elliott

A memorial service will be announced. June 17, 1935 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 88) Mr. Jerry D. Elliott 88, of Tabor City passed on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at his home.  He was born [Read More]

Obituaries

Carol Jean (Cates) Coleman

August 19, 1945 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 78) Mrs. Carol Jean Cates Coleman, 78, of Currie, NC, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. Jean was born on August 19th, 1945, the oldest daughter [Read More]

Front Page

Lane closure on 74 Tuesday night

Part of U.S. 74-76 at Chaunceytown Road at Lake Waccamaw will be closed Tuesday night while girders are moved into place for the new overpass. The eastbound lanes will not be affected by the work, [Read More]

Hugo Gaspar (CCSO photo)
Front Page

Armed Sex Offender Jailed Friday

Deputies arrested a registered sex offender with a concealed handgun in his truck Friday.  Hugo Alberto Bautista Gaspar, 40, with addresses in Riegelwood and Rose Hill was arrested on Old Stage Road. He was charged [Read More]

Jess Hill of the county fair board presents a check to members of the ECHS FFA. (submitted)
Front Page

The Good News for Feb. 16

Southeastern Community College will dedicate its new fire training tower and take receipt of a retired Whiteville fire truck Saturday, Feb. 17. The events start at 10 a.m. It’s part of the school’s expanding first [Read More]

Day Hardwick (CCSO Detention photo)
Front Page

Arson Charged to Nakina Man

State Forest Service officials have charged a man for setting a Feb. 4 brushfire. Darcy Ty Hardwick, 23, was released on an unsecured bond on a single charge of setting fire to grass, brush or [Read More]

Obituaries

Hazel Ruth (Ellis) Coleman

August 29, 1937 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 86) Hazel Ruth Ellis Coleman, 86, of Princess Ann Road, Chadbourn, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by [Read More]

Obituaries

Deborah Anne Credle

February 11, 2024 Deborah Anne Credle, 69, of Bath, NC passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. She was born in Norfolk County, VA, the daughter of the late Martin Floyd Credle Sr. and Dorothy [Read More]

Darrell and Aaron Gore
Front Page

Father and Son Jailed for TC Thefts

Tabor City Police have charged a father and son with several larcenies. Warrants show that Darrell Wayne Gore, 55, and Aaron Hunter Gore, 25, were charged with breaking, entering, and larceny after a series of [Read More]

Elections 2024

Early Voting Sites Open for Primary

As of 8 a.m. today (Thursday) five early voting sites are open in Columbus County. Early polls leading up to the March 5 primary are located at the county board of elections office in Whiteville; [Read More]

Obituaries

Samuel Eugene Marlow

May 13, 1953 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 70) Samuel Eugene Marlow, 70, of Ash, NC, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at home. The funeral will be 2:30 PM Sunday, February 18, at Ocean View [Read More]

Front Page

Teen Leads 100-MPH Chase from Bladen

Juvenile petitions are pending after a teenager allegedly stole a car in Elizabethtown and led law enforcement on chase that ended in Johnston County. Bladen Sheriff James McVicker said in a press release that a [Read More]

Obituaries

Jessiah Aumari VanEyken

November 30, 2023 ~ February 11, 2024 Jessiah Aumari VanEyken 2 months transitioned into eternal rest on February 11, 2024. There will be No Viewing. Survivors are: father: Jozes Casey VanEyken Jr., mother: Vera Shahara [Read More]

Obituaries

Jerry Alonze Rouse

August 28, 1940 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 83) Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12 noon at Love Grove FWB Church, 1763 Millie Christine Rd., Whiteville, NC.  Pastor Elder [Read More]

Obituaries

Clinton Lee Shaw

February 9, 2024 Funeral services for Mr. Clinton Lee Shaw will be held on Saturday, February  17, 2024 at 11 am in the Union Funeral Home chapel, 571 West South Railroad Street Clarkton, NC. Viewing [Read More]

Obituaries

Susie Jane (Moore) Newell

December 17, 1938 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 85) Susie Jane (Moore) Newell Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2 pm at Sandy Plain MB Church, 903 Farmers Union Rd., [Read More]

Obituaries

Dia M. Didio

July 8, 1978 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 45) Dia Michelle Didio, age 45, of Tabor City, NC, died Wednesday, January 31, 2024.  Born July 8, 1978 in Glens Falls, New York, she was the [Read More]

Obituaries

Betty (Inman) Wood

November 3, 1938 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 85) Betty Inman Wood age 85, died Monday February 12, 2024, in Pruitt Health, Savannah, GA. Born November 3, 1938 in Sampson County, NC. She was the [Read More]

Obituaries

Thomas Benjamin “T.Ben” Douglas

February 28, 1931 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 92) Thomas Benjamin “T.Ben” Douglas of Lake Waccamaw, NC passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024, at the age of 92 with family present. Born in Mecklenburg [Read More]

Business

Stand Down and Job Fair Set for March 2

Local veteran organizations are partnering with government agencies to bring support for veterans to Columbus County in the form of job opportunities and transition assistance. NCWorks, with help from the Columbus County Veterans Council (CCVC), [Read More]

Obituaries

Willa Dean (Hale) Billings

October 15, 1944 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 79) Willa Dean Hale Billings, 79, of Fair Bluff, NC, died Friday, February 9, 2024, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Whiteville. The funeral will be 1:00 [Read More]

Obituaries

Ray Earl Tedder

September 12, 1938 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 85) Ray Earl Tedder, age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Premier Living and Rehab, Lake Waccamaw, NC.  Ray was born in Columbus County [Read More]

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