New Whiteville City Hall almost ready to open

Whiteville City Hall is set to hold an open house Wednesday, July 17 2019. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The City of Whiteville is getting ready to debut its brand new city hall, four years after being forced out of the old one due to mold.

The $3.4 million building features a new technologically advanced city council chambers. The chambers are named after Horace Whitley, who served as Whiteville mayor for 34 years.

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The chambers can double as an Emergency Operations Center with power and data outlets on the floor to handle electronics.

An open house is scheduled Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and city staff will begin moving into the building on Thursday.