WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - Whiteville is getting money to use on improving the city's stormwater infrastructure and to replace vehicles damaged during Hurricane Matthew.
According to a Thursday afternoon news release, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors approved $636,500 in disaster recovery grant funding to assist with continued Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.
On the heels of a recently completed stormwater study, $400,000 was approved for downtown stormwater improvements. Several chokepoints in the downtown area identified by the study will be targeted.
Equipment replacement funds of $236,500 will be used to purchase three police cars, two public works vehicles and a generator that were damaged in the storm.