If this rumor is true it would not surprise me one bit. Southeastern NC needs jobs but state and local officials really don't care. Columbus county is in desperate need of good paying jobs, not more retail or fast food jobs. When you have an area that has been in poverty since the 1970s, community leaders need to go above the normal incentives to get new jobs in the area. Of course it doesn't help that Dewey Hill's pockets have to be filled before a company can move into Whiteville/Columbus county.
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