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On behalf of the City of Whiteville, Welcome!

I would like to welcome you to the City and our website. The citizens of Whiteville have a great amount of pride in their city.  Whiteville was established in 1833 and is a little City nestled on the railroad line mingled with history.  Small town pride blended with that family-oriented aura fold together to create a charming, quaint southern city with a story to tell that is rich in history, culture, and legend. The City of Whiteville is home to the NC Pecan Harvest Festival.  We are recognized as a friendly community, wherechildren and youth can grow and develop. It is a wonderful location for retirement due to our geographical location. The City is approximately forty-five minutes away the cities of Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.  Fishing and hunting thrive, without effort, in nearby areas.  The natural environment, proximity to great shopping, and access to major highways make the City of Whiteville a wonderful place to call home.We have established this website to provide you with a variety of information and useful services.  Please feel free to explore the website and provide us with any questions or comments you may have.Thank you for visiting our site.  I hope you soon make plans to visit our little city in the near future.

​Mayor Terry Mann

LEAGUE ELECTS CITY OF WHITEVILLE, MAYOR TERRY MANN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS(RALEIGH, N.C.) – The North Carolina League of Municipalities elected City of Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann, to its board of directors during the League’s annual conference in Greensboro earlier this week. Mayor Terry Mann is one of seven new board members.The board of directors is comprised of municipal officials from across the state that is recognized as leaders among their colleagues. The board is responsible for representing the opinions of members when deciding the direction of the League.“This new board will help us position the League to serve cities and towns into the future,” said Paul Meyer, executive director of the League. Mayor Terry Mann is a second generation business owner in the City of Whiteville. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1974 earning his degree in political science. The Mayor has dedicated his life to public service. He has served in a variety of capacities for over ten years. He currently serves as the Mayor of the City of Whiteville where he previously served as a Council Member. He is very active in a variety of civic and community organizations among which are the following:•    3rd generation Whiteville Rotary Member•    Serves on the Southeastern Community College Foundation Board•    Serves on the Local BB&T Board•    Serves on the committee for the Circles of Hope•    Serves as Treasurer for the local Boys Scout Troop; Serves on the District Boys Scout Board; and has also received the Boys Scouts ‘Silver Beaver’ Award•    Served on the Interstate Railroad Committee•    He is a life-long member of the Beth Israel Synagogue The Mayor and his wife are pillars in the community. Mayor Mann’s wife, Sally, is also very active in the community. She is the Director of the Columbus County Arts Council located in the City of Whiteville. Mayor Mann and his wife have raised two lovely children in the City of Whiteville.The new officers are President Ronnie Wall, mayor of Burlington, First Vice President Lestine Hutchens, mayor of Elkin, Second Vice President Bob Matheny, mayor of Zebulon, and Immediate Past President Al King, mayor of Goldsboro. The new members are Edenton Mayor Roland Vaughan, Jacksonville Mayor Pro Tem Michael Lazzara, Morrisville Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth (Liz) Johnson, Albemarle Council Member Martha Sue Hall, Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann, and Lincolnton Manager Jeff Emory. About the LeagueThe North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of more than 540 great hometowns. For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services -- as directed by its membership.

Whiteville City Council holds their regular scheduled meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Public is invited to attend.


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Notice of Cancelled Meeting 
The March 10, 2015 regular city council meeting has been cancelled due to members of Council traveling to a national conference that week.  City Council meetings will resume its regular schedule beginning March 24, 2015.

Posted:    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Bonnie T. Williams, City Clerk


​Please be advised that the City of Whiteville will be closing all of its city offices today, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30 am due to inclement weather. 

All city office are planned to reopen tomorrow morning (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)  at their scheduled times if the weather permits. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our citizens.