Archive | July 2008

The Columbus County Courthouse

Although I wasn’t able to go home for the 4th of July, I did make an overnight trip yesterday.  As I drove through Whiteville, it occurred to me that Sunday morning would be the perfect time to get a few shots of the Columbus County Courthouse.  During the weekdays, dodging cars can be more than a slight hindrance.

Columbus County’s most recognized landmark, the courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  As might be expected, it presents the types of challenges common to older buildings.  It is currently in desperate need of updates and repairs, and I understand that conditions are less than ideal for our county employees.  As I stood yesterday and admired the building’s impressive exterior, I could only hope that our county commissioners will commit to maintaining the interior in a manner that demonstrates respect for the building and the history of Columbus County.