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Superstreet? ‘Reduced conflict intersection’ impacts explained by DOT

May 25, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      One consultant’s view on future impacts of a proposed “superstreet” in Tabor City errs on the process and results, a North Carolina Department of Transportation spokesman said.      F. Richard Flowe, President and CEO of planning consultants N•FOCUS, said the DOT’s “superstreet” plan would eventually force some businesses to relocate, specifically…

Arrest made in Wheeler murder

May 19, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      An arrest in the murder of Willie Lee Wheeler at his home in Tabor City was made Wednesday afternoon, Chief Donald Dowless of the Tabor City Police Department said.      Kason Durante Johnson, 43, of Grice Road, was charged with first degree murder. He allegedly “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice…

SRO’s ‘altercation’ response prompts SBI investigation: CCSO

May 18, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      An “altercation” between two students at South Columbus High School on Tuesday has prompted a request from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office for a state investigation into a School Resource Officer.      Sheriff Jody Greene, in a news release Wednesday, said the incident took place during lunch, and the altercation “between the…

Soles will challenge Greene for Sheriff after primary victory

May 18, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      Former Columbus County Sheriff’s officer Jason Soles bested another former deputy, Victor Jacobs, in the Democratic Primary vote Tuesday, earning the right to challenge their former boss and incumbent Sheriff Jody Greene on the November general election ballot.      Though turnout was light, at less than 16 percent of eligible voters casting…

Tabor woman, mother killed in US 701 crash

May 11, 2022

By DEUCE NIVEN      A woman and her mother died following a head-on auto crash on U.S. 701 just north of the Sidney Community Wednesday morning.      An 18-year-old man driving the second vehicle was seriously injured, First Sgt. Andrew Pait of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.      Teva Norris, 44, of Tabor City died in…

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