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Maze Craze Opening Day Gallery

by Crystal Faircloth in Business Comments Off on Maze Craze Opening Day Gallery

Maze Craze at Galloway Farm in Hallsboro opened on Saturday, Sept. 24, for their 2022 season. This year, the farm has partnered with Netflix to bring the ‘Outer Banks’ (OBX) to Columbus County.   The [Read More]
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THE COLUMBUS CONNECTION with Jefferson Weaver (Weekly Podcast)

by Columbus County News in Commentary Comments Off on THE COLUMBUS CONNECTION with Jefferson Weaver (Weekly Podcast)

This week Jefferson has in the studio Laiken Edwards of of the Whiteville Juniorette’s Club, and Hal Lowder Jr., Emergency Services Director of the City of Whiteville) Hal Lowder Jr. of the City of Whiteville [Read More]

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Maze Craze

Maze Craze Opening Day Gallery

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Maze Craze at Galloway Farm in Hallsboro opened on Saturday, Sept. 24, for their 2022 season. This year, the farm has partnered with Netflix to bring the ‘Outer Banks’ (OBX) to Columbus County.   The [Read More]

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Blood Drive Thursday

Whiteville Police Department in association with the American Red Cross will be having a community blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 1- 6 p.m. The event will be held at Vineland Station located at [Read More]

Map of the proposed buyout area (City of Whiteville)
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Council Mulls Floodplain Buyout Request

More than 100 flood-prone properties in Whiteville could become public land if council approves a proposal to expand a buyout program. City council tonight is set to consider an agreement to take over properties purchased [Read More]

Business

SCC Joins UNC to Encourage Pharmacy Careers 

Southeastern Community College took big steps forward in education this week. On Thursday morning, the school announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy.   SCC received a [Read More]

Elwell Ferry (Ken clark)
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Elwell Ferry Returning to Service

The iconic Elwell Ferry between Kelly and Carvers Creek will be back in service in the near future. The ferry – which was shut down due to changing river levels, hurricanes, a drought, the pandemic [Read More]

The sidewalk project currently underway in Whiteville is federally funded and being managed by the NCDOT.
Business

City Food Truck Workshop Thursday

City officials will meet with the planning board and food truck operators Thursday to discuss the future of the popular eateries in Whiteville. Food trucks are basically prohibited in the city. A plan to allow [Read More]

Lucina
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Sim Lab offers lifelike nursing at SCC 

Southeastern Community College offers a nursing program that provides their students with the training and knowledge to rival any major medical university.  The lifelike simulation lab above the Nesmith Student Center offers hands-on experience with [Read More]

The Columbus County Health Department has multiple resources for dealing with COVID-19 on its social media platforms.
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Monkeypox Case Confirmed Here

Columbus County has its first confirmed case of monkeypox, according to the health department. “It was just a matter of time,” Director Kim Smith said. Bladen County has had two confirmed cases, and New Hanover [Read More]

Florence rain
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County Qualifies for More Flood Housing Relief

Local governments in areas hit by Hurricanes Florence and Matthew can apply for $19.4 million in state storm relief funding –if they have “shovel ready” multifamily projects waiting for financing. The N.C. Office of Resiliency [Read More]

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Whiteville Eyes Millions More in Federal Funding

Whiteville could see “dramatic” improvements in its water and wastewater systems, if the city is approved for two additional federal grants. At tonight’s city council meeting, City Manager Darren Currie will discuss applications for more [Read More]

new county school logo
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County Schools Hope for $40m Grant

County school leaders are hoping that the third time is the charm for a $40 million dollar grant application.  Commissioners gave the school system the nod Monday night to apply for a needs-based grant from [Read More]

Tractor plow on forest fire
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Wildfire Slowly Coming Under Control

Forest Service crews from Columbus County are among those attacking the Juniper Road Two wildfire in Pender County. The fire apparently ignited from a lightning strike in the Holly Shelter Game Lands Aug. 9, Phillip [Read More]

Gov. Roy Cooper
Covid-19

888 Days: State of Emergency Ends

After 888 days, Gov. Roy Cooper today (Monday) officially suspended the state of emergency declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper issued the emergency declaration March 20, 2020, after shutting down schools, churches and businesses [Read More]

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