Skip links

Fire at former Mt. Olive school

Firefighters remove debris from the Mt. Olive gym after Friday’s fire.

A fire in the old gym at Mt. Olive school was reported at 8:45 this (Friday) morning. At least seven local fire departments responded to the call and had the fire under control within an hour. The old gym serves as a warehouse for Columbus County Schools at the Mt. Olive Annex-Plant Operations.

Youngsters at the Mount Olive Head Start program located nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

Mt Olive school fire

Columbus County Schools spokesperson Kelly Jones said the facility was used to store a variety of items. Paper, supplemental materials for EOG and EOC testing and some technology equipment was stored waiting for distribution. Some items that were scheduled to be discarded were temporarily stored in the facility.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Departments responding were North Whiteville, Whiteville, Fair Bluff, Chadbourn-Klondyke, Evergreen, Bladenboro and Brunswick.

Mt. Olive School is on Silverspoon Road near the Bladen County line north of Whiteville.

Reader Interactions

Community Events

july, 2018

20jul6:00 pmMovies on Madison: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

21jul9:00 am12:00 pmMeet Me at the Museum: Banding Hummingbirds

21jul9:30 am12:00 pmAcoustic Jam at Lake Waccamaw Depot MuseumEvery third Saturday, musicians are invited to come "pick"

21jul8:00 pm10:00 pmEvent CancelledSGA Free Family Movie Night Featuring PETER RABBITOn SCC Front Lawn

25jul10:00 am11:00 amWednesday Storytime

27julalldayNC Watermelon Festival

28jul10:00 amScience Cinema: "Under the Sea"

Whiteville
79°
Showers in the Vicinity
06:1720:24 EDT
Feels like: 84°F
Wind: 8mph ENE
Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 29.98"Hg
UV index: 5
FriSatSun
79/71°F
88/72°F
88/73°F

Download Our App

 

Stay Connected

RSS National News (Via BBC News)

Announcement

X