Welcome to Columbus County

 The community, elected officials and county staff strive to work together on behalf of all of our citizens and visitors. At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to 58,068 residents. Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.

2017 Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool - Disaster Recovery

Columbus County has been awarded Membership by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (“NCHFA”) under the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool -Disaster Recovery (“ESFRLP-DR”).  This program provides Members with funds via a “loan pool” to assist with the rehabilitation owner-occupied homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, Tropical Storms Julia and Hermine.  The funds provided by NCHFA come from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund

Columbus County has been allocated an initial set-aside of $150,000 which it plans to apply toward the rehabilitation of at least three houses in Columbus County. After demonstrating successful use of the initial set-aside, the County may access additional funds, when available, on a unit-by-unit basis from the ESFRLP-DR loan pool.

This program will be made available on Monday, April 10, 2017.  Applications and Assistance Policies are available by clicking on the links below, the County’s Administrative Building at 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, and all municipalities within Columbus County.  The Deadline is June 13, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.  and NO applications will be accepted after the deadline.




Request for Public Comment on the Beaverdam Swamp Bridge Replacement 230013
NC Highway 410 South (Joe Brown Highway)
Adjacent to a Columbus County Parcel (PIN 0158.00-54-2140.000)
 Acquired through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Buyout Program in August 2001
May 23, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is seeking approval for the proposed replacement of bridge 230013 on NC Highway 410 near Chadbourn in Columbus County. The proposed bridge replacement is adjacent to a Columbus County parcel (PIN 0158.00-54-2140.000) that was acquired through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyout program in August 2001. The original property address was 5483 Joe Brown Highway S., Chadbourn, North Carolina 28431 (34.255665-78.817347). The construction of the new bridge including approaches, shoulders, side slopes and erosion control devices will not have any impacts violating the restrictive covenants described in the Warranty Deed for the above stated property. 

Information on the project is available for review at the Columbus County Manager’s Office, located at 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, North Carolina 28472. Comments on this project can be made to Columbus County Manager William S. Clark in writing, in person, or via telephone at the Columbus County Managers Office, located at 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, North Carolina 28472, at 910-640-6630, or at bclark@columbusco.org.  

Comments will be accepted for 15 days and the comment period will end at 5:00 P.M. on June 7, 2017.