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  • James Street Band

    James Street Band practicing "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin. This group of six law enforcement officers use music as a stress reliever from work. Members are Kayla Mercer – lead vocals, Jason Smith – rhythm guitar, Richard Capps – lead guitar, Scott Floyd – rhythm guitar, Donnie "Cash" Bowen – bass guitar, Tim Moody – drums, and Brian Miller – "roadie".

    Posted by The News Reporter on Friday, June 8, 2018

    James Street Band practicing “Piece of my Heart” by Janis Joplin
    Fri, June 8 2018
  • WHS baseball state champs

    Footage taken moments after Whiteville High School won it's ninth baseball state championship.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Video contribution from Jamison Blackwell

    WHS baseball state championship (video)
    Wed, June 6 2018
  • State championship preview with Biser and Davis

    Dan Biser and Franklin Davis sit down to talk baout the upcoming state championship weekend.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Thursday, May 31, 2018

    State championship preview
    Thu, May 31 2018
  • Malec Brothers Operations

    Malec Brothers executive David Smith and local employee Jabar Ragland explain the processes that will take place at the company's Delco log processing plant once state regulators approve their air quality permit. The company met all application criteria, and a 30-day public comment period brought "no objections," said Smith. The Division of Air Quality extended the comment period, however, and 300 people attended a hearing Thursday, May 3, where they heard from opponents of the project. Now the comment period has been extended again, with a hearing scheduled Tuesday, May 15, at Acme-Delco Middle School at 7 p.m.During the wait, a reduced staff of employees are keeping busy removing bark from trees. Smith called The News Reporter after the interview to confirm that six of their 20 employees have been laid off. "We are devastated," he said. "We realize we've been hoodwinked and we need to stop the hemorrhaging."

    Posted by The News Reporter on Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Malec Brothers Operations
    Thu, May 10 2018
  • SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Carolina Adventist Academy

    School Spotlight: What a joy it was speaking with the students at Carolina Adventist Academy! They told us why they enjoy science and explained experiments they've conducted that can benefit you every day!

    Posted by The News Reporter on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    School Spotlight: Carolina Adventist Academy
    Wed, May 9 2018
  • Serious crash on U.S. 74-76 Saturday night

    US 74-76 wreck near Whiteville Saturday night. Two pin-ins. See NRcolumbus for story and photos.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Serious crash on U.S. 74-76 Saturday night
    Mon, May 7 2018
  • Warm temperatures made fighting the fire even hotter than usual Friday. The volunteers worked in shifts to avoid overheating.


    Sykes Road Fire

    White Marsh, Welches Creek, Hallsboro, St. James and other fire departments are on scene of this structure fire on Sykes Road. The home was abandoned and nobody was reported hurt in the incident.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Friday, May 4, 2018

    An empty house with no electricity was destroyed Friday afternoon on Sikes  Road.

    Firefighters from White Marsh Welches Creek, Hallsboro St. James and other departments were called out just before 5 p.m. The structure was fully engulfed whenever they arrived, minutes after the call.

    The blaze is under investigation.

    The property had been vacant for some time when Animal Control officers were called to the property in September 2016. A dog was struck by a car in the driveway of the home, and other dogs were seen feeding on the carcass. The office had previously received several reports of malnourished dogs running at large in the area.

    Three dogs and two starving cats were found when officers arrived, but the animals were feral and nearly unapproachable. Other animals were seen and heard in the house, which had broken windows and rubbish inside.

    Officers managed to catch the animals using cage traps. Further turned up evidence of storage bins and cages that had been used to house animals, along with feeding bowls and water dishes. None of the items had been cleaned for an extended period of time, officers said.

    A Nakina woman was charged in January 2017 with five counts each of animal abandonment and failure to vaccinate.

    Check back with for more on this developing story.

    Firefighters take a break before rejoining control efforts on the fire Friday.

    Firefighters from three different stations responded to the fire at the vacant home Friday.

    Firefighters attack an interior closet to knock down hotspots.


    Update: Sykes Road fire destroys vacant home
    Fri, May 4 2018
  • Air Quality Hearing

    Residents affected by the Riegelwood log fumigation company, Malec Brothers Transport, gathered to express their opinions and concerns about the company and its plan to use a new chemical.The company plans to triple its production with the use of the insecticide compound methyl bromide. Bryce Sage, a supervisor at Allen Transport, spoke on behalf of the timber-processing company. “I’ve been exposed every day to the exact same chemical that people are worried about,” he said. “I’ve received no harm.”For updates and more inforamtion, check out Diana Matthews' article online at or read it in Tuesday's paper.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Friday, May 4, 2018

    Air Quality Hearing
    Fri, May 4 2018
  • Turbine comes through Whiteville

    If you had trouble maneuvering through town this morning, this is why! An 850,000 lb. turbine and truck came through Whiteville around the courthouse on its way to Hartsville, S.C. Check out the massive turbine in the video below.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Turbine comes through Columbus County
    Tue, May 1 2018
  • The News Reporter: Your Source for Local Journalism

    Meeting our audiences wherever they are to get their news. The News Reporter is proud to serve our local community and looks forward to the innovative days ahead.

    Posted by The News Reporter on Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Meeting our audiences where they are.
    Thu, April 12 2018

Community Events

june, 2018

27jun10:00 am7:00 pmNational HIV Testing Day@ Walgreens in Whiteville

27jun5:30 pm7:00 pmField and Fun Day!@ First Baptist Church

30jun10:00 amCaves of Forgotten Dreams cinematic experience at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville A unique glimpse into artwork dating back to over 30,000 years at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.

06:0320:30 EDT
Feels like: 91°F
Wind: 8mph S
Humidity: 79%
Pressure: 29.81"Hg
UV index: 0
min 76°F

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