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Cultured Seafood Festival set for New Bern March 9

NEW BERN – The 30th annual N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference returns to New Bern March 7-10. The conference features workshops, seminars and farm tours for aquaculture farmers across the Southeast. READ MORE

 

 

Man Indicted for Selling Stolen Military Property and Drug Possession

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an indictment charging SCOTT DOUGLAS BROWNING, age 40, of Fayetteville, NC.

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CresCom Bank Welcomes Chris Robbins as Senior Vice President and East Region Credit Risk Manager

CHARLESTON, S.C. – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to introduce Chris Robbins as senior vice president and east region credit risk manager for the CresCom branches in Eastern, N.C. READ MORE

CresCom Bank Introduces New Team Members and Announces Promotions Throughout the Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, promotes and welcomes new team members throughout its North Carolina and South Carolina branches. READ MORE

Vehicle Property Tax Receipts Available on Official NCDMV website 

RALEIGH – Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year’s income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property tax receipts through the MyDMV web portal.   READ MORE 

 

Correction Enterprises Employee Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Bring Contraband into Sampson Prison Laundry
 

CLINTON – A Correction Enterprises employee is facing charges tonight after he was caught this afternoon allegedly attempting to bring contraband into the Sampson Correctional Institution Laundry facility. Correctional staff discovered nearly 59 grams of marijuana, two cell phones and tobacco in a duffle bag as Christopher Bishop was trying to enter the facility just before 3 p.m. today.  READ MORE 

 

NCDOT Awards Additional Funds for Columbus County Airport Improvements

Columbus CountyRALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has granted $290,556 in state funds for rehabilitation of the runway at Columbus County Municipal Airport.

NCDOT’s Division of Aviation has already awarded the airport $2.6 million in federal funds for the project, and is granting the additional state money to cover the required local match.  READ MORE 

 

Columbus County Sheriff’s office seeking assistance

On January 20th, a white, Carson 7×12 enclosed trailer was stolen from Peacock Road in Chadbourn. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with a utility bed. READ MORE 

 

Escaped Caledonia CI Inmate Captured in Rocky Mount

RALEIGH — A Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate who left his outside work assignment on Thursday was captured early Friday morning.

Clayton Campbell (#1454355) was captured in Rocky Mount by the DPS Prisons Emergency Response Team and local law enforcement at 12:08 a.m. without incident. READ MORE

 

Improved Litter Website Makes it Easier to Sponsor or Adopt-A-Highway
Shows available routes and simplifies litter collection reporting

RALEIGH – Those interested in adopting or sponsoring a highway now have a user-friendly tool that shows routes available for cleanup in all 100 North Carolina counties thanks to a new litter management website and interactive map.  READ MORE

 

CresCom Bank Announces Promotions Throughout the Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, promotes team members throughout its North Carolina and South Carolina branches.  READ MORE

 Caledonia CI Inmate Escapes From Work Assignment

TILLERY – State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Caledonia Correctional Institution minimum custody inmate Clayton Campbell (#1454355), who left his outside work assignment. READ MORE 

CresCom Bank Promotes Carmel Dodds to Vice President and Operations Manager

CHARLESTON, S.C. – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to promote Carmel Dodds to vice president and operations manager of CresCom Bank.

As operations manager, Dodds oversees deposit operations, branch operations, electronic banking operations and card services. READ MORE

Lumberton Roundabout Construction to Start Next Week

NC DOTLUMBERTON – A Robeson County intersection will close starting next week to begin construction of a roundabout.

Workers for McArthur Construction Co. of Lumberton plan to close the intersection of West Carthage and Pine Log roads, just outside of Lumberton, on Monday, Feb. 19. READ MORE

Bridge Work on I-95 in Harnett County Prompts Lane Closure  

NC DOTDUNN – The inside southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 73 in Harnett County is expected to remain closed until Friday while bridge maintenance is completed. READ MORE

Crime: Fayetteville Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

GREENVILLE – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced in federal court, before United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank, Daquanjra Tasha White, 28, of Fayetteville,  pled guilty to one count of Sex Trafficking of Children. READ MORE

Cultured Seafood Festival set for New Bern March 9

NEW BERN – The 30th annual N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference returns to New Bern March 7-10. The conference features workshops, seminars and farm tours for aquaculture farmers across the Southeast. This year’s event also will include the first-ever Cultured Seafood Festival offering a variety of all-you-can-eat aquaculture dishes for the public. READ MORE

Doppler radar in Shallotte to be down for service

National Weather Service The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said the Doppler radar in Shallotte (KLTX) will be down for an upgrade Wednesday, February 14th. A team will be installing a Beta-test build which includes four other radar sites from around the country. READ MORE

Moores Creek National Battlefield to Commemorate 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

Currie, NC- On Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 2018, from 10 am – 4 pm, Moores Creek National Battlefield, in collaboration with the Moores Creek Battleground Association, will be commemorating the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, one of the first Patriot victories of the American Revolution. READ MORE

Moores Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center Temporary Closure

Currie, NC- The Visitor Center at Moores Creek National Battlefield is still under construction and continues to be closed. The anticipated reopening date for the facility is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4. If construction is completed sooner, an adjusted date will be posted. This temporary closure will allow for the completion of a roof and floor renovation project. READ MORE

CresCom Bank Introduces New Team Members Throughout North and South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, welcomes new team members throughout its branches. READ MORE

CresCom Bank Welcomes Erik Gray as Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 12, 2018 – CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to introduce Erik Gray as a commercial loan office and vice president.

Based at the Wilmington branch, Gray will be responsible for managing commercial loans and deposits for customers throughout the area. READ MORE

CresCom Bank Welcomes Cindy Register as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President

CHARLESTON, S.C.– CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to introduce Cindy Register to the CresCom Bank team as branch manager and assistant vice president.

In her new position at CresCom Bank serving the Tabor City, S.C. market, Register will oversee the branch’s day-to-day operational programs, policies, procedures and sales while ensuring a high level of customer care. READ MORE

Five Members of Robeson County Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced  in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced five members of a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating in Robson County, responsible for shipping and distributing large quantities of cocaine and marijuana within the Eastern District of North Carolina.  READ MORE

Wilmington Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Drug Distribution Charge

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Jermaine Dale Rogers, 39, of Wilmington, to 210 months of imprisonment followed by 6 years of supervised release. READ MORE

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Is Feb. 12-16

School bus drivers across North Carolina will bask in well-earned attention next week during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, as individual schools and districts recognize drivers’ key role with various events and celebrations. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the safe experience of riding the bus to and from school. READ MORE

Benefit held for church that lost sanctuary

By Erin Smith

Pastor Tyler Jernigan and Pastor Chris Leek

A benefit was held on Saturday night for the Rose Hill United Methodist Church which lost their sanctuary to a devastating fire on January 1, 2018. The event took place at the Imprint Church near Chinquapin. READ MORE

Candidate filing period for appellate judges begins in June

RALEIGH, N.C. – After an order from the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued Friday (February 9), candidates for N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals will not file for election during the February filing period. Under the order, primaries will not be held for judicial offices in 2018. READ MORE

Columbus County Dixie Softball trailer stolen

On February 5, 2018, a 6×10 Haul enclosed trailer was reported as stolen from Hallsboro Road in Whiteville.  The trailer is white with the logo pictured below on the sides of the trailer along with Columbus County Dixie Softball in lettering. READ MORE

Giving Birth in North Carolina Is Still a Risky Business

Safe pregnancies and healthy babies are inextricably tied to the pre- and post-conception health of mothers. Data show that maternal health factors are a leading contributor to birth outcomes such as fetal viability and infant mortality. Unfortunately in North Carolina, barriers to affordable and consistent healthcare for women pre- and post-conception contribute to stubbornly high rates of fetal and infant death each year, despite advances in clinical care. READ MORE

Southeastern Community College temporarily locked down on Thursday

Whiteville, NC – On February 8, 2018, shortly after 9 a.m., Columbus County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Southeastern Community College, located at 4564 Chadbourn Highway, in reference to an attempted robbery and assault.  READ MORE

5 members of Robeson County Drug Trafficking organization sentenced

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced five members of a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating in Robson County, responsible for shipping and distributing large quantities of cocaine and marijuana within the Eastern District of North Carolina. The following sentences were handed down on today’s date: READ MORE

Regional Wells Fargo Principals of the Year Named School Leaders Now Compete for State Title

Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2018 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. READ MORE

 

Judy Freeman Appointed to Local Government Federal Credit Union Eastern Sandhills Advisory Council

RALEIGH, NC — Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) proudly announces the addition of Judy Freeman, Retired Teacher Assistant and Bus Driver for Robeson County Schools, to its Eastern Sandhills Advisory Council, which comprises Harnett, Cumberland, Robeson and Bladen counties. READ MORE

U.S. Supreme Court Orders into Effect Fixes for Racially Gerrymandered Districts for 2018 Election

Dr Nathaniel Persily

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a district court’s order that remedied racially gerrymandered districts that were first enacted in the state’s 2011 redistricting plan and would have been perpetuated by the legislature’s 2017 plan.  The Supreme Court did stay revisions to a small number of districts that violate the state constitution, however. READ MORE

Wilmington Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Drug Distribution Charge

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced JERMAINE DALE ROGERS, 39, of Wilmington, to 210 months of imprisonment followed by 6 years of supervised release. READ MORE

 

Fayetteville Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Crime ReportGREENVILLE – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, before United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank, DAQUANJRA TASHA WHITE, 28, of Fayetteville,  pled guilty to one count of Sex Trafficking of Children. READ MORE

7 Aliens Indicted

Seven Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges, False Representation of a Social Security Account Number, False Claim Of United States Citizenship with Intent to Engage Unlawfully in Employment, and Aggravated Identity Theft


RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned indictments charging  READ MORE

Convicted murderer dies in prison

Michael L. Grant Jr., Pender County, NC

A man serving a life sentence for first degree murder died Monday at Maury Correctional Institution. Officials said in a press release prison medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate Michael Grant (#0665675) an inmate at the facility. READ MORE

 

 Dance and Music With The Young Irelanders March 9 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater

 

The Young Irelanders

7pm Friday March 9, 2018

 The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, located in downtown Lumberton, NC, gets St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to an early, and musical, start with this special concert by performers straight from Ireland.  The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. READ MORE

Bristol Teen Named Non-Commissioned Officer of Month at Fishburne Military School

Waynesboro, VA —  Fishburne Military School officially announced its monthly Cadet Awards winners for the month of January.

In recognition of his outstanding academic and military performance, Cadet Platoon Sergeant Colby Salyer, son of Mrs. Minnie Salyer, was named Fishburne Military School’s Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Month for January 2018.

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NCDOT Launches Annual Customer Survey

NC DOTRALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s third annual customer survey.

The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming week, but citizens can also participate online. READ MORE

 

NCDOT Proposes Drone-Based Medical Supply Delivery

RALEIGH – A drone may save your life someday.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state.

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NCDOT: Reporting Potholes

NC DOTThere is nothing more frustrating to a driver than to strike a pothole in the road. Potholes can potentially cause damage to automobiles and that is why the NC Department of Transportation wants to know if you see a pothole in the road. READ MORE

Duke Energy to pass savings from new federal tax law to North Carolina customers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy today outlined its proposal to pass along savings from the new federal tax law to its North Carolina customers in ways that will lower bills in the near term and help offset increases in the future.

Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) offered the proposal in a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) today. READ MORE

Ernst & Young (EY) will lead operational assessment of North Carolina’s K-12 education agency

Ernst & Young (EY), a globally respected business and government professional services firm, has been tapped to lead an operational assessment of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, state Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today. Johnson said that the department was ready to assist the professionals at EY with the project.  READ MORE

NCDOT Seeking New Partners for 2018 Watch for Me NC Program

RALEIGH – North Carolina communities interested in participating in the 2018 Watch for Me NC program may now submit applications to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The nationally-recognized program focuses on bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement. The 2018 campaign is supported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in partnership with the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. READ MORE

Third suspect arrested in Lumberton bank robbery

By Erin Smith

A third suspect has been arrested in connection to the armed robbery for the PNC Bank in Lumberton. The FBI announced that Daquan Pridgen, 26, was arrested in Fayetteville and transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center. 

He is facing charges of three counts of second degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. READ MORE

  

Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Products

ST. LOUIS – While there have been no reported illnesses, out of an abundance of caution, Panera Bread is conducting a nationwide preemptive, voluntary recall of all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes.  This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Tests on cream cheese samples manufactured both before and after the production run in question have all come back negative. READ MORE

Public Safety Secretary Speaks to Legislative Committee About Prison Reform Efforts

RALEIGH – Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks provided an update on prison reform efforts to members of the Justice and Public Safety Oversight Committee today in Raleigh, including sharing the results of a new independent report on prison industry operations. He talked about the department’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and security within the state’s prisons following two tragedies that resulted in the deaths of five prison employees in 2017. READ MORE

Crime: Second suspect arrested in Lumberton bank robbery

By Erin Smith

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank in Lumberton.

Rashad Young, 27, of Whiteville was arrested Thursday and is being held in the Robeson County Jail. READ MORE

Update: Robbery suspect captured in Columbus County

By Erin Smith

Jeramie Ross Vaughn

One of the suspects in Tuesday’s PNC bank robbery in Lumberton has been arrested, according to Michelle Tatum, a spokesperson with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeramie Ross Vaughn, 29, of Bitmore Road, Whiteville, was arrested on Wednesday night on Peacock Road after a citizen spotted him in his yard, according to Tatum. READ MORE

Hardee, Hunt And Williams Top Selling Real Estate Team on Wrightsville Beach

For the eighth straight year the firm of Hardee, Hunt and Williams is the top selling real estate team on Wrightsville Beach. Jim Hardee, formerly of Elizabethtown, is the senior partner in the HH&W organization. For the year of 2017 HH&W had 56 transactions with a total amount sold of $55,235,138. READ MORE

Cape Fear Valley And Beasley Media Will Stop The Music To Fight Opioid Abuse

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health and Beasley Media Group are stopping the music to fight the growing opioid problem in the region.

North Carolina currently has four cities, including Fayetteville, identified as national hotspots for prescription opioid abuse. Fayetteville is ranked 18th highest on the list, according to a recent study. READ MORE

Regional Architect Robbie Ferris Scores Top Honors for Groundbreaking Design Plans

Robbie Ferris

Engineering News-Record, the leading trade publication for engineering and construction professionals, released its “Top 25 Newsmakers 2017” list and Raleigh-based SfL+a Architects (SfL+a) earned a spot. READ MORE

Local, State, and Federal Authorities Hunt for Four Armed Bank Robbers

The Lumberton Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public to identify and or locate four armed bank robbery suspects.  Four heavily armed suspects robbed the PNC bank located at 707 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, North Carolina, on January 23, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m.  No one at the bank was injured.  The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  READ MORE

Update: Columbus County Sheriff’s Office advises residents to remain vigilant

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The search for at least two suspects involved in a Robeson County bank robbery is ongoing in the Silver Spoon Road and Bill Hooks Road area in northern Columbus County, according to Michelle Tatum, who is a spokesperson with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. Schools in the immediate area have been placed on lockdown for precautionary measures.  READ MORE

UPDATED: Robeson County officer involved shooting leads to suspects on the run

Helicopter on the hunt for armed suspects

Update as of Wednesday, January 24th at 9 a.m. with retraction: Sheriff McVicker confirmed on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 the hunt for the Robeson County shooting suspects is still underway. The suspects are accused of robbing a bank in Robeson County, shooting at law enforcement and then fleeing from the scene. Law enforcement say there are as many as four suspects and none have been apprehended. READ MORE

UPDATED: Robeson County officer involved shooting leads to suspects on the run

Law enforcement still on the scene in Robeson County at 6:30 p.m.

Update as of Wednesday, January 24th at 9 a.m. with retraction: Sheriff McVicker confirmed on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 the hunt for the Robeson County shooting suspects is still underway. The suspects are accused of robbing a bank in Robeson County, shooting at law enforcement and then fleeing from the scene. Law enforcement say there are as many as four suspects and none have been apprehended. READ MORE

 

Federal Jury Convicts Cumberland County Men of Drug and Money Laundering Offenses
ELIZABETH CITY – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that on Saturday, January 20, 2018, LEMONT JERRONE WEBB,  a Godwin, NC resident, and HARRY MYLES, SR., a Dunn, NC resident, were convicted following a four-day jury trial before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. READ MORE

“Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten” Documentary and Panel Discussion at Carolina Civic Center Theater

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, in partnership with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), will screen the CashWorks HD Productions documentary “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22, followed by a panel discussion about the film. READ MORE

Duke Energy proposes $62 million solar rebate program in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy today proposed a $62 million solar rebate program designed to help its North Carolina customers with the upfront cost of installing solar panels on their property.

This is the first of three customer programs Duke Energy is proposing as part of the implementation of 2017’s Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina law – also known as House Bill 589. READ MORE

Balsam Range at Carolina Civic Center

Returning 7 p.m. Saturday February 10 from their sold-out 2015 performance, Balsam Range brings a warm, contemporary bluegrass sound to the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton.  Hailing from Henderson County in western North Carolina, Balsam Range’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. READ MORE 

  

SBI Has Job Openings for Special Agent I Positions
RALEIGH — The State Bureau of Investigation is accepting job applications until Friday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. for approximately 12 special agent I positions to work in various locations statewide.
“We are looking for men and women who are physically fit, of strong moral and ethical character and who would enjoy working in an investigative law enforcement role,” said Bob Schurmeier, director of the SBI. “I encourage those who qualify to consider being a part of this agency that protects and serves the citizens of North Carolina in many ways.”  READ MORE 
  

N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

RALEIGH – The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals in Columbus, Johnston, Jones, New Hanover and Rowan counties, and Trenton, Ga. Settlements included instances of pesticide drift and selling restricted-use pesticides to individuals without a valid pesticide license.   READ MORE

Protecting Houses of Worship Training Held in Cary

RALEIGH – Tuesday, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina joined law enforcement and local area houses of worship in presenting training to security personnel from diverse faith communities on protecting religious institutions and houses of worship from violence.  This one-day Protecting Houses of Worship Seminar was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina and was attended by nearly 450 people representing local churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques. READ MORE

Judge Issues Consent Judgment in Bolton Nuisance Case

WHITEVILLE – Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser has entered a consent judgment against a nuisance property located at 316 Lizzie’s Drive, Bolton.  The defendant and property owner in this lawsuit is John H. Freeman.

This judgment is the final step in a civil nuisance abatement action brought by Columbus County District Attorney Jon David, on behalf of the State of North Carolina. Chapter 19 of the N.C. General Statutes defines a public nuisance, and allows for a civil remedy to abate such nuisance activities. READ MORE

Duke Energy asking customers to conserve energy usage through Monday morning

Help us reduce energy use. Duke Energy is asking customers to reduce electricity use during the cold snap.

Right now, demand on the electrical grid is unusually high due to lingering frigid temperatures. While we’re doing all that we can to generate and deliver electricity, we need your help to lessen overall energy demand and reduce the potential for isolated power outages. READ MORE

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in multiple property crimes

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Columbus County, NC –The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit arrested five individuals for charges related to multiple residential breaking and entering cases that occurred in November and December of 2017.  The arrests were the result of a complex investigation. READ MORE

From the News and Observer: North Carolina had 5th fastest growing population in 2016-17

What price is freedom?

By Erin Smith

As folks entered the Brunswick County Courthouse this week they were greeted with a reminder that freedom does not come for free. READ MORE

N.C. 410 Bridge to be Replaced in Columbus County

Bridge to close on Jan. 22

NC DOTCHADBOURN – Contract crews will close N.C. 410 over Beaverdam Swamp on Monday, Jan. 22, to begin replacing the 70-year-old bridge, which is about four miles south of Chadbourn. The closure will require a detour that includes Rough and Ready Road and U.S. 701. READ MORE

 

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Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and Seymour Johnson AFB partnership provides conservation easement to landowners

Sharonview Federal Credit Union Continues Growth in Eastern North Carolina with Addition of Financial Advisor Alex Jones

Politics: Analysis of N.C. Judicial Redistricting Proposal Finds Racial and Partisan Biases

St. Pauls man sentenced on firearms charges

Apache Attack Helicopter Battalion Stays in North Carolina Army National Guard

State Highway Patrol Launches Intern Program

Three Cumberland County Bridges to be Replaced

Snider named staff attorney for the State Board of Education

SBI investigating Duplin County church fire

CresCom Bank Introduces David Couey as Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President

140 new jobs in Cumberland County

Gov. Cooper Announces Judicial Appointments in Three Districts

Felony Warrant Enforcement Operation Nets 22 Defendants Wanted for Gun, Drug and Other Charges

Sampson County man facing child rape charges

NOAA’s GOES-16, now at GOES-East, ready to improve forecasts even more

Gaston County Educator Wins National Milken Award

DEVELOPER PLANS 300,000 SF INDUSTRIAL FACILITY AT WILMINGTON PORT

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