Welcome To Columbus County

The community, elected officials and county staff strive to work together on behalf of all of our citizens and visitors. 
At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to 58,068 residents.
Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Whiteville
FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Wilmington
FEMA Daily Fact Sheet - Navigating the Road to Recovery


The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of accepting bids for the removal and disposal of storm debris throughout Columbus County.  Once the bid process is complete, contractors will begin picking up Land Clearing Inert Debris and Construction and Demolition Debris after November 7, 2018.  Residents on state maintained roads must place their materials on the NCDOT right of way for pick up.  Trees and limb materials must be piled separately from the construction materials or the items will not be picked up.  Please contact 910-641-3953 for more information.    

Disaster Recovery Center will be relocated on Monday November 5, 2018 to the Columbus County Farmers Market at 132 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472 hours will be from 9am – 6pm.

Disaster Recovery Flyer

Why It’s Important to Return the SBA Loan Application

FEMA Extension to Register for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center To Close One Hour Earlier

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Open In Columbus County

Hurricane Florence Small Business Recovery Center

Updated Notice of Election - November 6, 2018

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

Ayuda tributaria para víctimas del huracán Florence en Carolina del Norte



Past Press Releases and Hurricane Information