Columbus County

Columbus County, North Carolina

PO Box 1587
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3000
Fax: (910) 641-3027

On southeastern border of NC, west of Wilmington; organized Dec 15, 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick counties. Name Origin: For explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

Area (sq mi):: 953.60 (land 936.80; water 16.80) Population per square mile: 58.40
Population 2005: 54,746 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 54,749 (White 62.80%; Black or African American 30.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,415; median household $26,805; Population below poverty level: 22.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,044-$22,746
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.90% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Columbus County is expected to receive more than $2 million to repair public infrastructure.
State and federal environmental agencies are asking for public feedback on a plan to clean up environmental contamination at a Superfund site in Columbus County.
A sweet potato farmer's 1,280-square-foot home in Columbus County was producing monthly energy bills that seemed higher than normal.
The position emerged with EMCC's purchase of the bankrupt Columbus County Club in October.
For Sale, a recession resistant cabinet refacing, restoration, reconditioning, installation and acrylic bathtub liner systems franchise serving Columbus County and surrounding areas.
to restore freight rail for business, job growth Officials in South Carolina's Horry and Marion counties, and in North Carolina's Columbus County, are planning to revive freight rail service to spur job growth and encourage companies to expand.
This technology provides residents and visitors in Columbus County and surrounding communities with the resources to make informed medical decisions about the most appropriate healthcare facility for their condition.
The News-Reporter and the Tabor-Loris Tribune filed suit in 2005 after Columbus County officials refused to release a letter related to hiring a new county medical director.
Kip Godwin, chairman of the Columbus County Commission in North Carolina, said authorities had concluded their search of the area where the eight people died - a cluster of mobile homes and an adjacent neighbourhood of brick homes - and had accounted for everyone.
The tornado weakened to F1 strength as it moved out of Columbus County and into Pender County, where $70,000 in damage occurred to sheds and a home.
In its new role, SCC has also lead efforts to come up with a Columbus County Strategic Plan for 1998-2007, The 10-year strategic plan that the college helped to devise addresses a range of objectives related to public school funding, standardized test scores, infrastructure improvements, agricultural production, wages, poverty, unemployment, and opportunities for minorities.
The College also established an employee exchange program, sending a team of Columbus County manufacturing workers to France to receive training at a Conflandey plant.

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