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Youth baseball parents bring anger, questions to commissioners over team’s COVID-19 removal

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After leaving the Columbus County Commissioners meeting several Whiteville Optimist parents and players stand in the road expressing frustration at the team's COVID-19 forced withdraw from the Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament just hours before. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill

Whiteville Optimist parents looking for answers arrived prior to the Columbus County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night, with one screaming in anger and leaving the building.

The Whiteville Optimist Dixie Youth Baseball Majors National team was removed from the state tournament in Elizabethtown less than two hours before the meeting due

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