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 25 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.

Tabor City has Tabor City Elementary School, Tabor City Middle School and South Columbus High School.
Higher education consists of the Southeastern Community College-enrollment 2,400, in Whiteville, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)-enrollment 10,000, University of North Carolina Pembroke-enrollment 5,632, and Coastal Carolina University-enrollment 4,500 in Conway, South Carolina.


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

Town of Tabor City $.670 per $100.00
Columbus County $.815 per $100.00
Sales Tax is 6.5%
Corporate tax is 6%


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 fresh water lake located at the intersection of Route 701 Business and 701 Bypass.

Jellystone Park @ 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.


North Carolina Yam Festival October 22-26th, 2013 Tabor City
North Carolina Strawberry Festival May 1st-4th, 2013 Chadbourn
North Carolina Watermelon Festival July 19th – 21st, 2013 Fair Bluff
North Carolina Pecan Festival November 1st –  2nd, 2013 Whiteville


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