County Cancels Lake Waccamaw EMS Contract

After a brief executive session Monday, Columbus County commissioners voted to cancel the Lake Waccamaw EMS contract with the county.

The motion was suggested by County Manager Eddie Madden and Asst. Manager Nick West, who is in charge of the county’s emergency services. Commissioner Charles McDowell made the motion, which passed six to one. Commissioner Giles “Buddy” Byrd cast the sole opposing vote.

The measure was added to the agenda after the executive session, which was called for discussion of three pending legal matters and one personnel issue. 

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