COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of a resolution asking the North Carolina Department of Transportation to name a bridge after fallen Trooper Kevin Conner.
Conner was shot and killed during a traffic stop last October.
According to Commission Vice-Chair Edwin Russ, all seven commissioners voted to support naming the US-701 bridge over Main Street in Whiteville after Conner.
The DOT will still have to approve the naming.
Russ says the bridge is expected to be completed in 2022.