Sun Aug 14, 2022

Whiteville firefighters head west with donations for wildfire crews, victims 

Firefighter Rocky McPherson, left, and Lt. Marquise Blanks load a trailer Wednesday with donations for crews battling the wildfire in Wears Valley, Tennessee. Staff photo by Justin Smith

A trailer full of donated supplies left Whiteville Fire Department Thursday morning bound for crews battling a wildfire nearly 400 miles away in eastern Tennessee. 

“It makes me feel good,” said WFD Lt. Marquise Blanks. “It lets me know that we have people in the community who are willing to help

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