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Archive for October, 2016

37th Annual Columbus County Fair begins

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Flooding resulted in the cancellation of the opening day of the 37th annual Columbus County Fair, but Wednesday evening the fair welcomed visitors, many eager to take a break from the stress recent flooding and damage has caused. 

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Aerial views show hog and poultry farms underwater in floodwaters

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Cape Fear Region is home to more hog farms than any other place in the world, and some of those farms are underwater tonight. 

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Highway Patrol identifies man shot by trooper during deadly confrontation in Lumberton

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The State Highway Patrol has identified the man that was fatally shot by a trooper in Lumberton Monday night. 

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Congressman stops by flood-ravaged Bladen County

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

United States Congressman Robert Pittenger toured parts of Bladen County in the wake of devastating flooding. He met with Elizabethtown Police Chief Tony Parrish and stopped by Bladen County’s emergency operations center. Pittenger said he wanted to see the damage for himself, and meet with local leaders, to figure out how to best support the county at the federal level. "I was involved early on working with FEMA to make sure they understood the damage…

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Dozens of people rescued from flooding in Pender County

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Emergency crews have rescued more than two dozen people from the Black River Basin area in Pender County. A mandatory evacuation was issued for the area on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Pender County says that 18 people were rescued by helicopter, four people were rescued by crews in the five ton vehicle, and several people were rescued by crews in boats. Emergency management said crews went door-to-door evacuating people, 158 people refused to leave. A total of 40,000-45,000 people…

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