The Good News May 26

It’s going to be a wet one all throughout the Memorial Day weekend, so you may want to plan those celebrations indoors. Be sure to log onto for absolutely free to catch up on any news you’ve missed this week. Get your news delivered every morning to your inbox before your coffee ever hits your cup by signing up for our daily newsletter.   

The Columbus County Partnerships for Children has postponed the Spring Into Reading street fair originally scheduled for Saturday, May 27, until  Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 109 West Main Street in Whiteville. The free family day will include Storytime, face painting, dancing, games, story book characters, prizes, resource and information booths, special guests and entertainment, food, and much more. For any questions about the fair, call the partnership at 910.642.8226.   

The Madison Street Music Festival has been canceled this weekend due to inclement weather. Refunds are been issued to the credit or debit used to make ticket purchases. The forecast calls for significant rainfall throughout the day on Saturday, May 27.

Music fest cancelled


The first Sunday of the Lakeside Ministry will be on May 28 at 9 a.m. at the Lake Waccamaw campground pavilion. The speaker will be Matthew Tarpley of the First Baptist Church of Lake Waccamaw, and the singer will be Columbus Baptist Association’s Rev. Dave Heller. 

Everyone can mark their calendars for the 43rd annual Columbus County Fair. The board of directors announced this week that the family fun event will be held between October 10-15. Last year, the fair saw over 32,000 attendees.  

The Veterans Memorial Park of America had their dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 26, at the park. The organization is still in the process of raising funds for some of the other projects planned for the future. If you would like to donate to the cause, call Angela Norris at 910.840.3848. Any amount is appreciated. The VMPA is located at 6354 James B. White Highway South in Whiteville.  

Randy and Angela Norris cutting the ribbon at the Veterans Memorial Park of America.

The Farmers Union community food bank will be open on Monday, May 29, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The bank is located at 903 Farmers Union Road.  

Parents interested in fostering or adopting children can find out more about the process on June 1. The Columbus Baptist Association will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at the CBA office in Whiteville. Mark Smith of the Baptist Children’s Homes will be on hand to detail the foster and foster-to-adoption process. The meeting is free, and there is no obligation to foster. The session is for informational purposes only. Refreshments will be served. Call 910.642.2155 to register. 


The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville has added a new selection of books to the facility. Books in Spanish can now be found in the Discovery Forest.  

Spanish books at the museum


The East Columbus High School Booster Club is holding a fundraiser raffle on Saturday, June 10. There will be two drawings for the event. One winner will be picked for a family outdoor prize package including Calcutta camp gear and Yeti and Thermacell accessories, and another drawing will be held for a Ruger 10-22 with 222 rounds or at $350 gift certificate from Waccamaw Outdoors. Both male and female packages are available for the firearms. Tickets are one for $10 or 3 for $20. Purchase your tickets by contacting a member of the booster club, or Chad Smith at Town Hall at Lake Waccamaw.   


Waccamaw Siouan pageant applications will be open on Monday, June 12. The event is for lady tribal members ages 0 to 55 years old and older. Forms can be found at the Tribal Office or on the website at  

Siouan tribe


The Columbus Baptist Association needs 12-15 large suitcases to help the Nicaragua Mission Team pack supplies for the trip. These will not be returned, so if you have one you are willing to donate, please dropped them by the CBA office located at 208 South Thompson Street in Whiteville within the next two weeks. The office is open Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  



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