MARCH 13, 2006 -- Hot air balloons and strawberries are proving to be a good combination for Columbus County.
According to The Whiteville News Reporter, the Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn is one of the Southeast Tourism Society's top 20 events in 2006.
Organizers say there will be more than five hot air balloons on hand at the festival. Energizer has also promised to bring its bunny balloon. It is the largest balloon in the United States at twelve stories high.
The festival will be held May 6 and 7.