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 over 55,000 residents. 
Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.

Meeting Information

Beginning March 7, 2022, all meetings of the Columbus County Commissioners will be held in the Commissioners Chambers located on the 3rd Floor of 127 W. Webster St., Whiteville, NC, unless otherwise posted.

 The Commissioner meeting for Monday May 16, 2022 has been cancelled.

           Budget Message 2022-2023

           Columbus County Recommended Budget 2022-2023

Columbus County Live Meetings

Past Agendas and Minutes


Columbus County has partnered with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and Crisistec Consulting to identify priorities and suggestions for improvements to the County’s Emergency Medical Response System. The county is requesting your feedback regarding the current EMS system through the online survey link below. Please complete the online survey by May 31st, 2022. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The EMS survey results will be utilized to help identify the organizations strengths as well as opportunities for improving service levels, equipment, and resources to our citizens county wide.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Please know that your participation is important and critical to the success of the EMS study.
  2. Your information is anonymous and confidential.
  3. When conducting the EMS survey, please take your time and provide as much information as possible.
  4. Surveys must be completed by May 31, 2022.

Thanks for your time and participation. We look forward to hearing from you.   

Columbus County EMS Service Feedback Survey Link


Columbus County is inviting interested architectural design/consulting/engineering firms, licensed in the State of North Carolina, to submit their qualifications for consideration to provide professional architectural/engineering/consulting/planning/renovation phase services for the renovation of the former Truist Bank building located 131 Webster Street, Whiteville, North Carolina to house the following county operations:

  1. Columbus County 911 Communications and Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  2. Columbus County Health Department.

The county will evaluate respondents based on their qualifications, experience, capabilities and any prior work experience related to this type of project.

For additional information contact:

Columbus County Administration
Attn:  Roy N. West
127 W. Webster St
Whiteville, NC  28472

Document can be downloaded here

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Columbus County Public Utilities

Water Quality Concerns


If you are a water customer with the Columbus County Public Water Supply System and you are experiencing water quality issues, such as discolored water or cloudy water, please contact the Columbus County Public Utilities Department as soon as possible to report your concerns. 

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Harold Nobles, Director                                 910-642-2828     Ext. 603

Chris Nobles, Assistant Director                 910-642-2828     Ext. 602

Amanda Davis, Executive Assistant           910-642-2828     Ext. 601


If you are unable to reach the office staff directly, please leave a detailed message regarding your water quality concerns.  Please make sure that you include the Account Holder’s Name, Service Address, and a Contact Number so that staff can reach you regarding your water quality issues.


After Hours Service:

Monday through Friday

After 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays


Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Job Opening

Job Opportunity:         EMD Telecommunicator

Learn about the benefits of working in the 911 Center:

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