Fri Oct 22, 2021

‘We finally got here:’ Whiteville celebrates N.C. Main Street status

(Left to right) Columbus County Partnership for Children Executive Director Selena Rowell, Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President Jennifer Holcomb, Southeastern Community College Small Business Center Director Pamela Young Jacobs, Whiteville City Council Member Helen Holden, Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann, Whiteville City Council Member Kevin Williamson, Whiteville Economic Development Planner Madison Ward, Whiteville City Council Member Tim Collier, Whiteville Planning Director Robert Lewis, Whiteville Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Clarida, Whiteville City Manager Darren Currie, County Manager Eddie Madden, Columbus County Economic Development Director Gary Lanier, Columbus County Clerk of Court Jess Hill, SCC President Chris English, State Farm Insurance agent Mandy Britt, Vann Underwood owner Stephen Underwood and N.C. Main Street Downtown Programming Coordinator Charles Halsall gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Whiteville Thursday evening. Staff photo by Ivey Schofield

After years of work, Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann finally was able to stand in front of a sign at Vineland Station that declares Whiteville a “Main Street Community” and cut the celebratory ribbon during a ceremony Thursday evening. 

“We finally got here,” Mann said. “This is something real big for

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