Mon Aug 15, 2022

Looking back to 2002: Bob Dole received warm welcome in Whiteville

Bob Dole greets diners at Konstantino’s restaurant in Whiteville on Aug. 20, 2002 as he campaigned for his wife’s U.S. Senate bid. Staff file photo by Justin Smith

As many across the nation mourn the loss of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole following Sunday’s announcement of his death, some in Columbus County are likely reminiscing about the day nearly two decades ago that they met the iconic politician in a Whiteville restaurant. 


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