The man suspected of being behind the wheel of an SUV that plowed into a Wilson Hardee’s in August, killing two customers has been charged with reckless driving and two counts of misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle, police said on Wednesday.
The U.S. Open is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments on the East Coast of the United States and part of the SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) Tournament Trail. In 2021, the tournament attracted 561 boats and paid out over $423,600.
Barnett was arrested on September 28 at the 600 block of Covil Avenue and is currently charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Discharging in City Limits, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that community input will soon be accepted from Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Robeson and Harnett counties concerning their draft 10-year transportation improvement plan.
The planning board unanimously reccomended the proposal on September 27, but they and town staff agreed that concerns about flooding should be mentioned when the proposal is considered for final approval by the town council.
Nearly all candidates running for seats on the Columbus County and Whiteville City Boards of Education will take part in candidate forums starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in the auditorium at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.