Whiteville

Where I Come From: Part 3

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we’re talking with members of our community about the hurricanes they’ve lived through and how it’s shaped their lives. Where I Come From is…

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Whiteville’s Pizza Village Shifts its Business Model During COVID-19

Jennifer Hall and her partner Ron have worked at Pizza Village in Whiteville, North Carolina for 32 years. The two had just taken over the restaurant when restaurants across the state shut down. Hall says they  had to make changes – taking orders outside, ordering more paper products, assigning parking spaces to customers “in line”…

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Whiteville’s Pizza Village Shifts its Business Model During COVID-19

Columbus County: A Series of Disasters

In the last 10 years, disasters like Matthew, Florence, and now COVID-19 have changed the fabric of Columbus County, North Carolina and its community. Wallyce Todd and Gerry Lenahan work at Community CPR, a nonprofit focused on disaster relief in the city of Whiteville – its county’s seat. They talk about how their county is…

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Working Together

As climate change pushes ocean temperatures higher, the damage from hurricanes will increase. There’s the government response to these history-making disasters, and then there’s the response of people like trauma specialist Franchon Francees.

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That Isn’t a Lake

Every disaster has its evacuees, people who do just as they’re told and leave once the government sounds the alarm. But what happens when they have nothing to return to? Gerry Lenahan tells us what it’s like to lose everything and what it’s like to rebuild.  

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