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Whiteville

Whiteville is a city in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,148 at the 2000 census. It is the only city of Columbus County and is the county seat.

Whiteville was the birthplace and hometown of the important 20th century poet A. R. Ammons.

Whiteville is notable for being the location of the courthouse-burning scene in the 1996 film adaptation of Dorothy Allison's novel Bastard Out of Carolina. It is also regionally known for its popular Harvest Days Festival.

Whiteville was also the scene of then-President Bill Clinton's 1999 "Bridging the Digital Divide" speech at the Vineland Station Railroad Depot, which is now refurbished as a museum. Clinton revisited in the spring of 2008.

Whiteville is also the home of the North Carolina Museum of Forestry, a satellite museum of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The official newspaper serving Columbus County, The News Reporter, is also based in Whiteville and has been in circulation since 1896.

The stretch of U.S. Route 701 through Columbus County is named for Whiteville's founder, James B. White, Columbus County's first state senator.

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Schools in and around Whiteville, NC

Name
Southeastern Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Bladen Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,238 average out-state tuition; $1,862 average in-state tuition
Robeson Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,238 average out-state tuition; $1,862 average in-state tuition
Brunswick Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Four or more years; Public; $12,020 average out-state tuition; $2,813 average in-state tuition
Marion County Technical Education Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition

Whiteville, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program $3,000 February 01, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 17, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship $1,000 March 15, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017