Community Information

Tabor City, North Carolina is located in Columbus County in the southeast corner of the State. The County is rural with agriculture, specifically corn, sweet potatoes and tobacco as the main crops. The municipality has a population of 4,287 and is located within a 30-minute automobile ride to the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Brunswick County, North Carolina). Tabor City has quick access to Route 9 and the newly constructed Route 31 in South Carolina. Tabor City has an excellent infrastructure complete with its own water and sewer treatment plant which makes it ideal for residential and commercial development.


Columbus County has 22 schools that include elementary, middle and 4 consolidated high schools.

Higher education consists of the Southeastern Community College-enrollment 2,400, in Whiteville, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)-enrollment 16,487, University of North Carolina Pembroke-enrollment 6,069, and Coastal Carolina University-enrollment 10,641 in Conway, South Carolina.

Local Schools

Tabor City School

203 Stake Road

Tabor City, NC 28463


South Columbus High School

40 Stallion Drive

Tabor City, NC  28463



Real Property is assessed per $100.00 of value as follows:

Town of Tabor City $.67 per $100.00

Columbus County $.805 per $100.00

Sales Tax is 6.75%

Corporate tax is 6%


Mollie Site

129 Mollie Iron Hill Road

Clarendon, NC  28462


Handling of on-site products:  Aluminum Cans, Bi-metal Cans, Bulk Waste, Cardboard, HOPE Plastic Jugs, Lead Acid Batteries, Newspapers and Inserts, Used Motor Oil, White Goods, Yard Waste, Tires (4) at a time.

Recycling Center Days and Hours

Sunday Closed

Monday  8:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 8:00am-5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm

Friday 8:00am-5:30pm

Saturday 8:00am-5:30pm

Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce

103 East 5th Street

Tabor City, NC  28463


Wednesday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Facebook page- Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce located in downtown Tabor City works to support area businesses. It is also the primary location for NC Yam Festival information and merchandise. Leave voicemail and your called will be returned.

Executive VP Cynthia Nelson

Senior Citizens Center

110 Linwood Norris Road
Tabor City, NC 28463


Monday – Thursday – 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday – 8:00am-1:30pm

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Tabor, the Tabor City Senior Center is funded by the Columbus County Department of Aging. Seniors can take part in craft and recreation activities. Lunch is served Monday – Friday for citizens age 60 and over. There is no fee for the lunch, but donations are encouraged.

Coordinator Susan Prince

Tabor City Public Library

101 East 5th Street

Tabor City, NC  28463


Monday-Thursday – 11:00am-6:00pm

Friday – 11:00am-5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Located in downtown Tabor City. Computers available for use. Headquarters for the NC Yam Festival with festival merchandise available for purchase all year.

Branch Manager Judy Powell

United States Post Office – Tabor City

200 East 5th Street

Tabor City, NC  28463


Postmaster Harriett Epps


Tabor-Loris Tribune – Wednesday

1202 East 5th Street

Tabor City, NC  28463


The News Reporter – Monday & Thursday

127 West Columbus Street

Whiteville, NC  28472


Local AM Radio Station

WTAB 1370am

Hwy. 701 Bypass

Tabor City, NC  28463


Electrical Utilities

Duke Energy – within the Tabor City limits


Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation – outside the Tabor City limits





FOCUS Broadband


Cell Service: Verizon or Spectrum



FOCUS Broadband (offers internet, cable, and telephone services)


Area Hospitals

Columbus Regional Healthcare System

500 Jefferson Street

Whiteville, NC  28463


McLeod Health Loris

3655 Mitchell Street

Loris, SC  29569



The Columbus County Arts Council and the Southeastern Community College Cultural Services provide the majority of the activities in the County.

UNC Wilmington, UNC Pembroke and Coastal Carolina have a series of plays, recitals typical of any major University.

Thalian Hall in Wilmington has a variety of plays, concerts and performances.

The North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville celebrates the natural history and cultural heritage of our forests.


Baseball Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Soccer Wilmington Hammerheads


Lake Tabor – a 100+ acre freshwater lake located at the intersection of Route 701 Business and 701 Bypass.

Jellystone Park at Daddy Joe’s, stocked ponds, and RV site on Richard Wright Road off Route 701.

Within a 40-mile radius there are 100+ golf courses.


County Seat Whiteville

Form of Government

Tabor City Council with Mayor

Columbus County Commissioners with Chairman

Yearly Precipitation 48-50 Inches

Summer Temperature Mean high 88 and low 69

Winter Temperature Mean high 61 and low 38