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My kind of thanking, They put a serial number on every dollar.
Why cant they put a serial number on every ballot





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Columbus County Law Enforcement Obituaries

Frances Lee Nance Buffkin

Frances Lee Nance Buffkin, age 80 of Whiteville, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 20, 2022. She was born on September 3, 1941, in Robeson County, to the late Harley Owen and Annie Lenora Nance. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Buffkin, and her brother, James Craig Nance. Frances retired from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office in 1999, following 25 years of service to Columbus County, and its citizens. <Her Obituary>

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illed animal by starvationAnimal cruelty can often be difficult to recognize but it has proven to be a pervasive problem. No species or community is exempt from the experience of animal abuse and neglect. Understanding what animal cruelty does and does not entail is one of the first steps to helping prevent it from continuing to happen. Animals don’t deserve to suffer. <Full Report>
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Arrested by the Columbus County Sheriffs Dept.
Lajarie Zahkeen Miller arrested for killed animal by starvation, charged Cruelty to animals.
Phantasia Nealy,  arrested for killed animal by starvation, charged Cruelty to animals .
bar driving under the influenceTabor City, NC – On January 7, 2022, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with neighboring law enforcement agencies to conduct a checking station at the intersection of NC Hwy 904 and Peacock Road, Tabor City. The goal of this enforcement effort was to ensure compliance of motor vehicle codes. At 8:00 pm, law enforcement officers converged at the above-mentioned location. The checking station ended at 11:00 pm. As a result of this operation, twenty-one (21) traffic and criminal violations were issued and two (2) wanted individuals were arrested. <Our Report>
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Arrested in Tabor CityVice-Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the property, including the residence and outbuildings. At the time of the search, Rico Antonio Smith and Forest Dean Bielinski were at the property. Investigators located and seized four (4) handguns, three (3) long guns, packaging materials, a digital scale, a bulletproof vest, a gas mask, over $7,000.00 in cash, and  Cocaine-5.2 grams Fentanyl-9.9 grams Heroin-2.1 grams Marijuana- 82.2 grams Oxycodone <Our Report>
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Dui Arrest in Columbus CountyJanuary 1-2/2022. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime.  This means they consume a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time, putting them at risk for harmful side effects. Impaired driving can cause accidents that lead to paralysis, disfigurement, brain damage, and even death. Impaired driving is also a crime. Drunk drivers often pay significant fines, lose their license, and face higher insurance costs.  <Full Report>
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Christmas Day Drug Bust in Chadbourn
Chrisrmas Day Bust
12/25/21 Chadbourn officers initiated a traffic stop on a grey color vehicle for a speeding violation.  On the approach of the vehicle, Chadbourn officers had a cause of a vehicle search. The occupants of the vehicle Alexandra Louise Overby Smith, Edward Lee Bellamy, and four juveniles all from Chadbourn NC was asked to step out of the vehicle.  <Our Report>
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Search warrants on Bermuda Bay Lane in the Tabor City Community  found Bat ermuda Bay Lane in the Tabor City Community
Tabor City, NC – On December 10, 2021, shortly after 3:00 pm, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Investigators and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple search warrants on Bermuda Bay Lane in the Tabor City community.  These warrants were obtained after the Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation following numerous citizen complaints and several violent incidents were reported.  Investigators returned to the area on December 14, 2021, just before 2:00 pm, to execute additional search warrants.  < Our Report>
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What we offer is up to the minute reviews of those just arrested. There is much happening around our county, from high crimes to simple assault. Columbus County Sheriff Dept. and the local Police are our last line of defense. In this world we must learn to safeguard what and who is ours by every means possible and our neighbors as we would ourselves.




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