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Julie Strickland, director of Columbus County Parks and Recreation, professed herself to be “speechless” upon receiving the Sol B. Mann Community Spirit Award Tuesday from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

Whiteville City Council has paved the way for potentially an unlimited number of food trucks to wheel into town. In a 5–2 vote Tuesday night, council voted to do away with the limit allowing at most 10 permitted food trucks to regularly opera…

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Whiteville City Council has paved the way for potentially an unlimited number of food trucks to wheel into town. In a 5–2 vote Tuesday night, council voted to do away with the limit allowing at most 10 permitted food trucks to regularly operate in the city a given year. 

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At first glance, the new stoplights being installed at the J.K. Powell Boulevard and Columbus Street intersection in Whiteville may appear to just be a minor traffic pattern change. However, they’re a significant step toward creating a new corridor connecting the busy bypass with downtown.

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An outside financial audit of Columbus County government that was due to a state watchdog agency on Oct. 31 is still being completed, county commissioners heard during their regular meeting Tuesday.