Former News Reporter Building Downtown Whiteville, NC


127 W Columbus St Whiteville, NC 28472

About this listing

Located in an Opportunity Zone and a NC Main Street Community, this property neighbors the new 101,000 sf Truist Regional Headquarters, home to over 500 employees and honored with Cape Fear CREW's Economic and Community Enhancement Award in 2021. Columbus County purchased the former BB&T building, across Columbus Street from this property, along with the paved parking lot adjacent to this building, for county offices and an Entrepreneurship Center to support small business. Nearby Columbus Regional Healthcare branded the Center for Robotic Surgery, one of the 'one of the highest volume and most experienced robotic surgical programs in southeastern North Carolina'. Equidistant to the North Carolina communities of Shallotte, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and Myrtle Beach, SC, this property is ideally situated to serve Eastern North Carolina and markets from the Triangle and Triad in NC to Charleston, SC. Downtown Whiteville continually undergoes a comprehensive revitalization process, placing this property in the center of growing business community with an eye towards historical renovation and restoration.

Truly unique property for sale or lease in Downtown Whiteville, NC. Former home to The News Reporter, this property offers 3,290 sf office space and 14,504 sf production space with two dock doors and reinforced concrete floors. Rear access to the warehouse and production area from driveway behind the building leading to Lee Street. Additional 1,424 sf retail space with separate entrance previously leased to an office supply store. New roof in 2015. Phase 2 construction in 1974 (advertising, lounge and pressroom), with high-ceiling warehouse space at a later date. Owner is offering 1.96 acres of the parcel for sale and intends to maintain ownership of the building and land associated with 425 S Lee Street (part of the existing parcel) currently leased to Four County Community Services, but could be negotiated in addition to the sale. There is an access easement in place for secondary access to Lee Street if needed.

  • Building Size

    19,208 sqft

  • Year Built


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  • • Age: 41-50 Years Old
  • • Water: Municipal Water
  • • Exterior Description: Brick
  • • Sewer: City



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