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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.

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Chadbourn native Tatyana Faulk-Frink was crowned Ms. Black North Carolina 2023 on Dec. 18 in Garner. She is set to compete for the 2023 Ms. Black USA pageant, to be held and nationally televised live in August 2023 from Washington, D.C. 

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Two unanimous votes Tuesday evening by the Lake Waccamaw Town Council opened the way for owner Lynn Hinnant to expand Lake Waccamaw Campground “over to the old Dupree property,” he said.

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Vendors, service providers and other canvassers could soon be required to obtain permits before soliciting business or distributing promotional materials door to door within the town limits of Lake Waccamaw. The Lake Waccamaw Town Council is slated to discuss and possibly vote on an ordinanc…

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Wanting to further his career and advance into high school music once again, band teacher and Clinton native Richard Tyndall said he knew South Columbus High School was the next logical step for him. Already having his “foot in the door” in the music education community and knowing many othe…

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The first event of the 2022 North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival will take place Thursday from 7–8:30. Festival Queen Pamela Young-Jacobs will greet well-wishers during a reception at the Columbus County Arts Council gallery. The gathering is free to the public, and the arts gallery is loca…

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Two unanimous votes Tuesday evening by the Lake Waccamaw Town Council opened the way for owner Lynn Hinnant to expand Lake Waccamaw Campground “over to the old Dupree property,” he said.

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A Veterans Celebration Parade planned for Saturday, Nov. 12, will be the first of its kind in Whiteville, organizers say. Although Nakina’s community parade is a time-honored tradition, “We’ve had many vets request a parade be done here at th…

Columbus Cotillion presented the 2022 debutantes March 12 at its annual debutante ball at Vineland Station. Columbus Cotillion, Inc., was originally formed in 1951 as The Cotillion Club, a social dance club. Since 1997 it has sponsored the ba…