COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Commissioners in Columbus County approved two projects to pay for more security in county buildings.
County leaders agrred to buy two new machines that will scan bags and purses as people enter the court house. The machines will move to the new court house when construction is complete.
According to the sheriff's office, some people including a judge believe there should be security at every entrance in the courthouse. Right now only people who go upstairs are required to walk through a metal detector.
Commissioners voted to split $250,000 between Columbus County Schools, Whiteville city schools, and Southeastern Community College to increase security.