Peoples emporium

Emporium Offers a Little of Everything

by Crystal Faircloth in Business Comments Off on Emporium Offers a Little of Everything

There’s a place hidden in Elizabethtown full of some of the most amazing things, and the People’s Emporium is its name. Dwayne and Mary Miller opened the shop last summer, and you can be sure [Read More]
WWI soldier Tom Weaver and his son Tom.

Jefferson Weaver • Frank, Pete, Kyle, TJ and Todd

by Jefferson Weaver in Commentary Comments Off on Jefferson Weaver • Frank, Pete, Kyle, TJ and Todd

They stand frozen in time, two men far younger than I am now, Gary Cooper-esque smiles under dark eyes. The taller of the two is my grandfather, W. Thomas Weaver. My dad was 2, leaning [Read More]

Columbus County


Museum Makes a Splash in June

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville (NCMNS) will be making a splash during the month of June as they explore creatures who live on the land and in the sea. Come and [Read More]
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Flags on Flemington

The flags are flying on Flemington in Lake Waccamaw in honor of Memorial Day. Mike and Charlotte Hollingsworth and their crew raise the flags in observance of holidays that recognize military service both past and [Read More]

Lisa Yemma of Yemma Farms

On this edition of “The Columbus Connection”, Jeffersons guest was Lisa Yemma who talks about the Whiteville Garden Club’s “Garden Tour” on Saturday, June 3rd. The Columbus Connection is a weekly public affairs program produced [Read More]
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Fallen Soldier to be Honored Sunday

Nathan Larry Lee was eight days past his 21st birthday and a few days from coming home when he was killed in Vietnam in 1971. On Sunday, family and friends will come together to dedicate [Read More]

County News


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey

This is a Columbus Connection that every member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield needs to hear. The guest on this edition of The Columbus Connection is North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Jefferson and Commissioner Causey [Read More]

Vote clipart
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State Details Voter ID Requirements

Identification will be required at all polling places starting with this fall’s municipal elections. Municipal elections are Nov. 7. Voters in Whiteville will cast ballots for two District 01 and one District 02 city council [Read More]

Kenneth McCellan Godwin
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EEE, West Nile Vaccinations Encouraged

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging equine owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus. “Mosquito-breeding season in North Carolina lasts from spring until the first frost and horses [Read More]

Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau
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Yergeau Reinstated by City

Fire Chief David Yergeau was back on duty at 8 a.m. Wednesday (today) after being reinstated by the city. Yergeau was put on suspension last month due to an unspecified complaint. The city conducted an [Read More]

A view of the lake
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Lake Approves Dupree, Campground Requests

Dupree Landing took one step closer to its former glory Tuesday, as Lake Waccamaw commissioners approved Lynn Hinnant’s request to add boat storage away from the waterfront. The board also approved Hinnant’s request to rezone [Read More]

;Columbus County fair (file)
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State Donates Fairgrounds

The Columbus County Fair now owns the fairgrounds it has called home for years. Rep. Brenden Jones (R-Tabor City) brokered the deal between the Department of Corrections, which has owned the property since at least [Read More]

Elwell Ferry
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Elwell Ferry Back in Service

After two years of hurricanes, COVID-19, floods and the need for a new contractor, the Elwell Ferry began running again today (Monday) just past 7 a.m. The ferry crosses the Cape Fear River between Carvers [Read More]

Bill rogers takes the oath. (CCSO photo)
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Rogers Sworn in as Interim Sheriff

Interim Sheriff William “Bill” Rogers was sworn in this morning at 7 a.m., along with deputies and Animal Protective Services staff. Rogers was appointed to the temporary post by the County Commissioners Wednesday. He retired [Read More]

Columbus county seal
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Interim Sheriff Will Be Named Today

County commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) in an emergency session to appoint an interim sheriff. A notice from the board clerk said the meeting is open to the public and will also [Read More]

Sheriff Jody Greene
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Greene Suspended from Office

Breaking news Sheriff Jody Greene has been suspended from office pending a hearing Oct. 24 in Columbus County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser signed the order today, and it was served to Greene [Read More]

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Teacher Workshop on Journaling Scheduled

  Teachers in Columbus and surrounding counties are invited to attend the free Educator Trek nature journaling workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville.  Participants [Read More]

Sheriff Jody Greene
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District Attorney Requests Greene Resign

District Attorney Jon David officially requested Sheriff Jody Greene resign in a letter today (Monday). David refused to comment on the letter, referring all requests to the public records branch of the court system. Greene [Read More]

Trees beside buildings
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Commissioners Adjourn Meeting Early

County commissioners abruptly adjourned Monday’s meeting, postponing the entire agenda until Oct. 17. The commissioners chambers were nearly full with a large crowd of both supporters and opponents of beleaguered Sheriff Jody Greene. The board [Read More]

Jason Soles and Jody Greene
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Greene Reportedly Being Forced Out

Multiple sources have reported this afternoon that District Attorney Jon David is taking steps to force Sheriff Jody Greene to leave office. David has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into accusations of [Read More]

Museum movie series poster
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Museum Ramps Up for Fall 

Temperatures have cooled down, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) in Whiteville is taking advantage of all the things fall.  This month’s schedule includes movies, bats, and pumpkins, as well as the facility’s [Read More]

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