Commissioners look to improve noise ordinance

Though many neighbors have complained for years about the amount of noise they hear from parties at the Triple K Ranch, essentially no noise ordinance is in place.

According to Sheriff Chris Batten, an old ordinance is in place, but many judges say they can't uphold it because the county doesn't have a way to measure the sound level in the air.

Commissioners in Columbus County have been talking about issuing a noise ordinance for awhile and believe the incident this weekend could speed up the process.