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Florence shelters and closings / informacion en espanol abajo

Revised on: 09.20.2018 at 02:47 p.m.

Posted on: 09.9.2018 at 05:52 p.m.

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The following shelters are open, according to a Thursday, Sept. 20, press release from Columbus County Emergency Services:

–East Columbus High School (re-opened)

–Edgewood Elementary School in Whiteville

–South Columbus High School

–West Columbus High School



The City of Whiteville has a dusk to dawn curfew for the downtown area. The citywide curfew was lifted Tuesday, September 18.

The Town of Chadbourn is under a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for the entire town.

The Town of Lake Waccamaw is under a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.





Columbus Charter School: Closed for students and staff Tuesday through Friday. AlphaBest will also be closed.

Columbus County Schools: Closed through Friday, Sept. 21

Columbus Christian Academy: Closed through Friday, Sept. 21

Southeastern Community College: Closed through Friday, Sept. 21

Whiteville City Schools: Closed through Friday, Sept. 21





Columbus County government offices: closed

Columbus County Animal Shelter: closed

Columbus County Courts: All court sessions are cancelled and the courthouse is closed through Friday, Sept. 21.



Enchanting Tree Learning Center will open Friday, September 21 at 8 a.m.

The Columbus County Farmers Market Farm to Table Dinner scheduled for Saturday, September 22 as been postponed.

The Wright family reunion in Tabor City has been postponed. See update in Friday’s paper.

The Columbus County Literacy Council’s Scrabble Challenge scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, has been cancelled.






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september, 2018

21sep11:00 am6:00 pmPostponed - 39th Annual Columbus County Industrial Golf TournamentDue to Hurricane Florence, the tournament has been postponed until the spring.

22sepalldayPostponed - Farm to Table fundraising dinner for Columbus County Farmers MarketPostponed until a later date

29sep9:00 am1:00 pmColumbus Regional Healthcare System Back to School Health & Wellness FairHosted at Whiteville Recreation Center

29sep9:00 am4:00 pm5th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival

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