Columbus Co. courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

Columbus Co. courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County courthouse was evacuated early Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in.

The courthouse reopened at approximately 11 after the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office completed a search of the building.

According to Whiteville Director of Emergency Services Hal Lowder, the call came in at approximately 8:45 a.m.

The sheriff’s office searched the courthouse and other nearby county buildings as a precaution, according to Lowder.

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