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This new monthly feature will list local firms recently incorporated with the state of North Carolina. The information is from the North Carolina Secretary of State website. In some cases, the addresses listed are for the registered agent and…

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Julie Strickland, director of Columbus County Parks and Recreation, professed herself to be “speechless” upon receiving the Sol B. Mann Community Spirit Award Tuesday from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

The News Reporter asked a group of local government, education, healthcare and business leaders to share their priorities for the year ahead. Specifically, we requested that each leader describe one goal facing their organization. The respons…

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The News Reporter asked a group of local government, education, healthcare and business leaders to share their priorities for the year ahead. Specifically, we requested that each leader describe one goal facing their organization. The responses are below, edited for clarity, newspaper style …

While figures from the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the number of Columbus County residents in mid-2022 had declined about 1% from a year and a half earlier, the county laid significant groundwork throughout the year for potential future…

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The Town of Fair Bluff continued to emerge from the devastation left by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Although the tax base remained reduced, the town obtained state and federal grants for street paving, water and sewer system repairs and …

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Authorities want more details from Duke Energy about rolling blackouts that left hundreds of thousands of customers across the state in the dark and the cold on Christmas Eve. More than 8,000 Columbus County customers were without electricity…

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Holy Cow Kreations, which started as a side business inside Kayla Turbeville’s Cerro Gordo home four years ago, is the newest retail business in downtown Whiteville. Opening its doors on Nov. 21, the store offers customized clothing and decor…