What is the Problem?
The current recession, declining sales tax revenue and an
increasing demand for mandated services are putting more
pressure on the Columbus County Educational and
Governmental budgets. Services are currently being
provided in buildings and educational facilities that are
over 60 years old and a Courthouse that is almost 100
years old. Without relief, the aging of these buildings will
significantly impact the services the County provides its
citizens and children.
Why a Sales Tax?
The additional sales tax is a fair approach . All individuals
and businesses would participate in the tax, including
tourists, non-County residents, and non-County
businesses. This relieves some of the financial burden
borne by Columbus County residents and businesses.
An additional Quarter-Cent sales tax would raise an
estimated $1 million in the next fiscal year. These dollars
will pay for improvements desperately needed for our
Facilities In Need Of
Southeastern Community Old Dock Elementary
College South Columbus High
Acme Delco Elementary Tabor City Elementary
Acme Delco Middle Tabor City Middle
Cerro Gordo Elementary West Columbus High
Chadbourn Elementary Williams Township
Chadbourn Middle Central Middle
East Columbus High Edgewood Elementary
Evergreen Elementary Whiteville High
Guideway Elementary Whiteville Primary
Hallsboro-Artesia Elementary Columbus County Courthouse
Hallsboro Middle Department of Aging
The Sales Tax
Does Not Apply To:
Most Non-Prepared Food Items
PROPOSED SALES TAX:
IF YOU MAKE A…
$10 purchase you will pay only 2¢.
$100 purchase you will pay only 25¢.
When is the Vote?
November 2, 2010
LOBBY ONE-STOP VOTING:
Lobby One-stop Voting for the November 2, 2010 General Election begins on Thursday, October 14,
2010 and ends on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00pm. This is held at the Columbus County Board
of Elections Office located at 50 Legion Drive, Suite A, Whiteville, NC.
Requests for mailed out Absentee Ballots begins September 3, 2010 and the deadline to receive
mailed out ballot requests is October 26, 2010. The deadline to have voted ballots back in the office
is Monday, November 1, 2010 by 5:00pm. If received by mail, the deadline is November 5th, 2010
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Bolton Town Hall - 221 9th St Bolton, NC 28423
Chadbourn Municipal Annex - 201 E. 1st Ave Chadbourn, NC 28431
Fair Bluff Fire & Rescue - 653 Railroad St Fair Bluff, NC 28439
East Columbus Senior Center - 2694 General Howe Hwy Riegelwood, NC 28456
Tabor City Courthouse - 110 W Fourth St Tabor City, NC 28463
Old Dock Community Bldg - 12986 New Britton Hwy E Nakina, NC 28455
Columbus County Schools Southeastern Community College
Whiteville City Schools Columbus County Courthouse