The Good News for May 29-June 5

Good News Columbus County
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Deputy William Scott of the sheriff’s office got a shoutout online earlier this week for going above and beyond. Scott came up on a stranded motorist on Peacock Road, and helped the female driver change a flat tire in the merciless heat. That’s just what we expect from officers in our county.

Next door in Bladen County, the Elwell Ferry between Council and Kelly is set to reopen July 1. Budget constraints due to COVID-19 kept the ferry on the hill until recently. After repairs and inspections, the ferry will reopen to daily service over the Cape Fear River. The current boat is the fourth since the ferry was established by the Russ Brothers in 1905.

Our buddy Miss Poppy, who’s known for her online Poppy’s Pals program, donated $50 to the Columbus Animal Protective Services last week to help take care of her furry friends at the shelter. Miss Poppy reads to the animals each week, spotlighting a particular shelter animal. So far, the extra exposure she’s given has helped several dogs get adopted.

Our good friends at Gurganous Farm Store in Whiteville are giving a free name tag to every person who brings in a receipt for having adopted a new pet from Columbus County Animal Protective Services. Drop by and tell Miss Sue and the gang that we said thank you.

The Life Center in Tabor City will be hosting a fun family event Saturday from 11 until 4. There will be fun for the kids, a bounce house, and live band and other activities. The Life Center is located at 1001 Hickman Road.

The Christian rock band Skillet will perform at the Stateline Drivein June 12. Look for more on this story at

Worship services will be held this Sunday May 30  and run through Sunday September 5 at the Pavilion next to Lake Waccamaw Campground. Rev. Dave Heller asks that the community come out and worship together through the summer. Service will begin at 9 A.M. each Sunday.  

We have some big news to announce here at CCN as well. Crystal Faircloth of Lake Waccamaw and Kandi Thompson of Tabor city are the newest members of our newsroom. Both ladies will be covering news and human interest stories in their communities, so touch base with them and let them know what’s happening in your world.

The Hallsboro courthouse annex will close June30, according to Clerk ofSuperior Court Jess Hill. The annex was opened in the old middle school during the pandemic  last summer, and has seen thousands of district, child support and civil cases.  It was the first of its kind in the state. Officials said all court dockets will return to the annex after June 30.

We have a full list of parks and recreation opportunities for the county and city available on our website. This summer’s classes and clinics include sports as well as personal fitness and arts. Go to the CCN webpage for more.

CCN’s Tabor City reporter Kandi Thompson has been named Best Actress in a horror movie by the ADIFF 2021 Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kandi stars with Vinnie Vineyard in the suspense thriller “The Hike,” which will be soon be streaming on Amazon Prime.

If you have a church announcement, civic club event, fundraiser, festival, contest, or just a story to tell, let us know and we’ll share it on the GOOD NEWS. Email us at [email protected], call us at 914.6056, or message us on Facebook. 

About Jefferson Weaver 1975 Articles
Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at [email protected].