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Pot prep on Facebook live lands woman in jail

December 3, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Broadcasting herself “preparing marijuana to be smoked” Thursday morning landed an area woman in jail, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      , 33, of Sellers Town Road, Whiteville, “did not deny” what deputies had seen on the Facebook Live, which has since been deleted, Chief Deputy Aaron Herring said in…

Boston Butt fundraiser for fire victims

December 2, 2021

     A Boston Butt sale to benefit a Gapway area family who lost their home and belongings to a recent fire has been launched by the Columbus County Fire & Rescue Association.      Annette Soles and her extended family, including her boyfriend and Lake Waccamaw firefighter David Vela, escaped the fire, though five of the six in…

UPDATE: Space heater blamed for home fire that burned six people

November 29, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN UPDATE      A problem with an electric space heater caused the fire that burned the Annette Soles home west of Tabor City early Monday, Columbus County Fire Marshal Shannon Blackman said later Monday morning.      “It was the space heater in the two girls’ bedroom,” Blackman said.      The older of the two girls…

TCPD cruiser totaled after officer swerves for deer

November 27, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Officer Clay Hagood of the Tabor City Police Department suffered relatively minor injuries after his patrol cruiser overturned as he swerved to avoid a deer on the way to work Saturday, Chief Donald Dowless said.      Hagood, 42, was on Soles Road near New Britton Hwy south of Brunswick when he encountered…

Inmate overdose death prompts TCI investigation

November 22, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A correctional officer at Tabor Correctional Institution is under investigation following the overdose death of an inmate there, the Tabor City Police Department reports.      That investigation includes support from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Maj. Russell Conway of the TCPD said Monday.      Dustin D. Goodson, 31, suffered an apparent overdose…

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