Mon Dec 6, 2021

Columbus man who had been reported missing found ‘safe and sound’ [free read]

Anyone with information about Ernest Lewis Franklin should call T. Rigsbee at the Columbus County Sheriff Office at 910-640-1428.

UPDATE: “Mr. Franklin has been located in Florida safe and sound with family,” the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday night.


A Silver Alert had been issued for an 82-year-old Columbus County man last seen Monday.

According to the N.C. Center for Missing Persons, people should be on

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