COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - After spending more than $1 million on an emergency radio system, Columbus County officials say they're still having the same problems they had before.
County manager Bill Clark says that when the county purchased radios from the company Kenwood, the idea was to put all emergency responders on the same frequency.
But Clark says that just like with the previous system, many emergency workers can't get reception when using the current system.
"Some of our expectations have not been met," said Clark. "The big one was paging and the second one was coverage. We were expecting to have almost 100 percent coverage, throughout the whole county. There have been some serious coverage issues."
Representatives with Kenwood will be in Columbus County Thursday and Friday trying to figure out why there are issues with the radio system.
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