Columbus County Commission approves $700K for school debt

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Schools and Whiteville City Schools are getting a big chunk of change from the county.

Last night, county commissioners approved a request from Columbus County Schools for $500,000 to help with debt.

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The county manager said because of a statute, county commissioners will also be giving $202,000 dollars to Whiteville City Schools.

The county manager said the money will not be used for capital expenses, only operating costs.