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A state-directed program to increase tourism “could be the shot in the arm we need,” Joan McPherson, president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, said Tuesday morning. McPherson’s comments came after a presentation on the UPLIFT program for promoting tourism and outdoor recreat…

At its Jan. 9 meeting, the Columbus County Board of Education recognized high school students and faculty who had carried out food donation drives in November and December. 

East Columbus Jr./Sr. High School senior Taylor Sullivan is the 18-year-old daughter of Rhonda and Del Sullivan of Riegelwood. She was nominated for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which is a four-year fully-funded scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill.