Thu Aug 18, 2022

Snagged powerline causes outages near courthouse

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Whiteville firefighters clean up after an 18-wheeler snagged a low powerline on W. Smith Street Monday morning. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill

Power was cut off for a brief time in the Columbus County Courthouse, annex buildings and along Smith Street Monday morning after an 18-wheeler snagged overhead power lines on W. Smith Street, causing damage to multiple vehicles.

That’s according to Whiteville Fire Chief David Yergeau, who said the trucker

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