Jason Hoffmann
Business

Hoffman New Head at IP

by Jefferson Weaver in Business Comments Off on Hoffman New Head at IP

International Paper (IP) announced that Jason Hoffmann has been named mill manager of the company’s Riegelwood Mill, assuming overall leadership responsibility for the facility on May 1.  Hoffmann began his career with International Paper in [Read More]
Elwell Ferry
Government

Elwell Ferry Closed until May 30

by Jefferson Weaver in Front Page Comments Off on Elwell Ferry Closed until May 30

Elwell Ferry across the Cape Fear River will be closed through the month of May while a pulley is replaced. The ferry is the last inland cable ferry in the state. Andrew Barksdale of the [Read More]
ELECTIONS 2024

Absentee Ballots Available for Second Primary

by Columbus County News in Elections 2024 Comments Off on Absentee Ballots Available for Second Primary

All North Carolina registered Republicans and some unaffiliated voters are eligible to vote in second primary elections to be held Tuesday, May 14, in all 100 counties. In Columbus County, second primaries are being held [Read More]
The Good News

The Good News for April 19

by Jefferson Weaver in Front Page Comments Off on The Good News for April 19

This weekend is a good time to take a breath, relax a little, and get ready – there’s a lot going on in our community over the next week or so. Saturday (April 20) is [Read More]

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Obituaries

Ms. Yvonne Marks

April 14, 2024 Ms. Yvonne Marks is now resting in paradise. Ms. Marks put down the cares of this life Sunday afternoon, in Wilmington NC surrounded by her loving family. On Saturday, April 27, 2024 [Read More]

Obituaries

Ellison “Shorty” Solomon

September 20, 1940 ~ April 22, 2024 (age 83) Ellison “Shorty” Solomon, 83, a resident of Premier Living, died Monday, April 22, 2024, at Premier Living & Rehabilitation Center.   Visitation will be Saturday, April [Read More]

Obituaries

Arrie “Ann” (Reynolds) Watts

December 2, 1946 ~ April 23, 2024 (age 77) Arrie “Ann” Mae Reynolds Watts, 77, of Chadbourn, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Lower Cape Fear Lifecare in Whiteville. Arrie was born on [Read More]

Obituaries

Tommy Kent Spivey

Tommy Kent Spivey, age 80, died on April 23, 2024. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Tabor City, NC, the son of the late H. Cliff and Ruby H. Spivey. He was a farmer, and [Read More]

Obituaries

Elsie Harrelson Campbell

January 23, 1932 ~ April 22, 2024 (age 92) Elsie Campbell, age 92, of Whiteville, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 22, 2024, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehab in Whiteville.  Elsie was born in [Read More]

Obituaries

Naomi Hinson

August 24, 1925 ~ April 22, 2024 (age 98) Naomi Shelley Hinson, 98, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2024. Born August 24, 1925, Naomi was the daughter of Henry Patrick Shelley and Willie Watson [Read More]

Elwell Ferry
Front Page

Elwell Ferry Closed until May 30

Elwell Ferry across the Cape Fear River will be closed through the month of May while a pulley is replaced. The ferry is the last inland cable ferry in the state. Andrew Barksdale of the [Read More]

Obituaries

Michael Khameron Noble

March 2, 2001 ~ April 20, 2024 (age 23) Michael Khameron Noble, 23 of Chadbourn passed on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Final rites will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Smyrna [Read More]

Obituaries

Halie Elaine Keel

July 21, 2004 ~ April 21, 2024 (age 19) Halie Elaine Keel, age 19, of Delco, NC, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Halie was born in New Hanover County on [Read More]

Obituaries

Sarah (Angel) Cartrette

April 17, 2024 Angel Cartrette 19, of Lake Waccamaw NC passed away on April 17, 2024. She was born in Columbus County to David Cartrette and Melissa Thompson.   She is survived by her parents; [Read More]

Obituaries

Shirley Kathryn (Edwards) Million

December 8, 1933 ~ April 21, 2024 (age 90) In Loving Memory of Shirley Kathryn Edwards Million Shirley Kathryn Edwards Million, resident of Raleigh, NC, peacefully passed away on April 21, 2024, surrounded by the [Read More]

Front Page

The Good News for April 19

This weekend is a good time to take a breath, relax a little, and get ready – there’s a lot going on in our community over the next week or so. Saturday (April 20) is [Read More]

Obituaries

Gregory Shane Norris

January 3, 1992 ~ April 19, 2024 (age 32) Gregory Shane Norris, age 32, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 19, 2024, at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Shane was born on January 3, [Read More]

Obituaries

Joel Edwards

February 25, 1967 ~ April 16, 2024 (age 57) Joel (Joey) Terence Edwards, 57, of Whiteville, passed away on Tuesday, April16, 2024. He was born in Columbus County to Jeanette Callihan Lee and the late [Read More]

Front Page

Bond $100,000 in Nude Photo Case

Bond was set at $100,000 unsecured for a man charged with two counts of sharing sexually explicit images of a woman without her consent. Bobby Holtzclaw, 19, of 8287 Red Hill Rd., Whiteville, was arrested [Read More]

A fish shaped pipe excavated form the Buie Mound (NCDCR)
Front Page

Buie Mound to Receive Historic Marker

Waccamaw Siouan tribe marker to be set soon (see related story). A culturally significant archaeological site in Robeson County soon will be recognized with a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker. The marker commemorating the Buie [Read More]

Obituaries

Marvin McPherson

January 24, 1935 ~ April 18, 2024 (age 89) Marvin McPherson, 89, of the Beaverdam Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at his home. Marvin was born on [Read More]

Obituaries

Cornelius Daniel Gore

December 3, 1933 ~ April 17, 2024 (age 90) Daniel Gore was born December 3, 1933 and passed away peacefully at his home April 17, 2024. He passed away in the house that he was [Read More]

Jason Hoffmann
Business

Hoffman New Head at IP

International Paper (IP) announced that Jason Hoffmann has been named mill manager of the company’s Riegelwood Mill, assuming overall leadership responsibility for the facility on May 1.  Hoffmann began his career with International Paper in [Read More]

CWD deer
Front Page

State confirms 24 cases of CWD

State wildlife biologists have confirmed 24 cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in whitetail deer, with 13 new cases since July 2023. The first confirmed case in North Carolina was found in Yadkin County in [Read More]

Angel Cartrette (FB photo)
Front Page

One Dead in Wednesday Wreck

A Saint James woman died in a single vehicle crash near Hallsboro Wednesday. Witnesses said Angel Cartrette died when her vehicle crashed into a brick wall on Old Northeast Road near Thelma Road. The crash [Read More]

Obituaries

Mr. Lee Edward Wiles

February 13, 1953 ~ April 16, 2024 (age 71) Mr. Lee Edward Wiles passed on April 16, 2024 at Cape Fear Hospital, Fayetteville, NC. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2 pm [Read More]

Obituaries

Bernard Bass

June 14, 1941 ~ April 16, 2024 (age 82) Bernard Bass, 82, of Bladenboro, went home with be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at his residence. Bernard was born on June 14, [Read More]

Obituaries

Elizabeth Kelly Blake Davis

June 6, 1962 ~ April 16, 2024 (age 61) Elizabeth Kelly Blake Davis, 61, of Chadbourn, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center in Whiteville, NC. Kelly was born on June [Read More]

Obituaries

Debbie Turner

April 10, 1959 ~ April 14, 2024 (age 65) Debbie Turner, 65, of Whiteville, died Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System. Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 20, at Horace [Read More]

Obituaries

John B. Haynie Jr.

April 17, 2024 Mr. John Burnettt Haynie, Jr. 67, of Lake Waccamaw passed on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born September 25, 1956 in Pender County, NC [Read More]

Obituaries

Rex Hinson

Obituary to follow. November 3, 1969 ~ April 15, 2024 (age 54) Rex Hinson – Bolton NC

Trequail Javone Rose
Front Page

Puppet Show Leads to Arrest for Father

A puppet show that helps children avoid inappropriate behavior led to the arrest of a Whiteville man on charges that he raped his own child. TreQuail Javonne Rose, 24, of Nolan Avenue, is being held [Read More]

Mike's Garage Band of Southport provided most often music for Saturday's event. (photos by Glasgow Hicks)
Front Page

Light the Lake Draws Crowd to Home

Light the Lake at the Boys and Girls Home was a little more special this year. The annual event to raise awareness of child abuse gave the Home a reason to host its largest celebration [Read More]

David Earl Dinkens (CCSO)
Front Page

Bus Driver Faces Child Sex Offenses

Multiple child sex abuse charges have been filed against a Bladen County school bus driver. David Earl Denkens, 63, of Tar heel, was arrested Tuesday on two counts each of indecent liberties with a minor [Read More]

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