Permit Fees Waived for Tornado Victims

RIEGELWOOD -- Rebuilding after the Riegelwood tornado will now be easier for some residents.

According to the Whiteville News Reporter, the Columbus County Commissioners unanimously voted to waive permit fees for the tornado victims to rebuild their homes. Refunds will be availabe for people who have already paid those fees.

More than 30 homes were damaged or destroyed in the tornado on November 16.