More than 500 people registered for the fourth annual Trooper Kevin Conner Memorial Run Saturday morning. The 5k and 1 mile races started at the corner of Columbus and Madison streets. The event marked the fourth anniversary of Trooper Keven Conner’s death on Oct. 17, 2018.

The fundraiser supported two $5,000 scholarships that went to Peyton Blosser of Columbus County and Kayla Norris of Bladen County. Blosser is a paper science and chemical engineering major at N.C. State University.