Power has been restored to about 89 percent of Four County EMC customers after Hurricane Matthew swept through the area, leaving thousands in the dark. According to the utility company, about 1,000 customers in the flooded areas of Bladen, Columbus, Pender and Sampson counties are waiting for electricity to be restored.
A man accused of abducting a 6-year-old girl in front of her home in Wilmington admitting to the kidnapping in an interview following his arrest, according to search warrants filed in connection to the case.
The impact of Hurricane Matthew delayed opening day of the 37th annual Columbus County Agriculture Fair. The fair kicked off Wednesday and will run through Sunday at the Columbus County Fairgrounds in Whiteville.