Mon Aug 3, 2020

Former sheriff draws on law enforcement experience in regional role

Former Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten takes the oath of office following re-election. Staff file photo.

When he was growing up on his family’s farm on Red Hill Road in northern Columbus County, Chris Batten never thought he would wind up in law enforcement. Taking care of 75 acres of tobacco as well as other crops didn’t leave a lot of time to think about

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august, 2020

08aug9:00 am1:00 pmKid’s Back-to-School Fun Day at Columbus County Farmers MarketThe first 200 school-age students will receive free school supplies.  Student must be present.

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