Community Information

Location

Southeastern North Carolina
Driving Time from Whiteville:
Raleigh:   132 miles
Wilmington: 45 miles
Fayetteville: 60 miles
Myrtle Beach: 50 miles

Population (2000 Census)

Whiteville (county seat) 5,148
Boardman 202
Bolton 496
Brunswick 360
Cerro Gordo 236
Chadbourn 2,129
Fair Bluff 1,181
Lake Waccamaw 1,411
Sandyfield 340
Tabor City 2,509

Climate

Temperature: 62.8 (Annual Average)
Rainfall: 48.5 (Annual Average)
Snowfall: 2 inches (Annual Average)

Education

Whiteville City Schools Enrollment:

Number Enrollment
Primary 2 1,275
Secondary 3 1,476

Columbus County Schools Enrollment:

Number Enrollment
Primary 10 3,104
Secondary 9 3,530
Private 2 390

Southeastern Community College – 2,500 enrollment

Community Facilities

Churches Available in Area

Protestant- 97
Jewish-        1
Catholic-      2

Local Motels/Hotels- 6   Rooms-252
Rec.Program provided by City & Country Swimming Pools- 5 Private
Tennis Courts- 24
Golf Courses- 1 Private, 3 Public
Country Clubs- 1
Movie Theaters- 1
Parks- 22 (1 State Park)
Medical Hospitals- 1, Beds- 154

Transportation

Roads: Highway 74/76 accessible to almost every town in Columbus County. Highway 130 begins in Whiteville. Hwy 905 and Hwy 904 run from Columbus County to South Carolina.

Air: Myrtle Beach Airport is 50 miles away from Whiteville. Wilimington Airport is only 45 miles away.  Columbus County Regional Airport, runway 5,500 feet, is paved, lighted, and offers charter service.