Fair Bluff, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 923 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.8%
 
Males: 400  (43.4%)
Females: 523  (56.6%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28439.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,214 (it was $17,008 in 2000)
Fair Bluff:

$23,214
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,470 (it was $9,829 in 2000)

Fair Bluff town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,636 (it was $44,700 in 2000)
Fair Bluff:

$75,636
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $77,262; Detached houses: $97,421; In 2-unit structures: $83,308; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $66,647; Mobile homes: $49,334

Median gross rent in 2012: $442.

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Fair Bluff races chart
  • Black alone - 605 (63.6%)
  • White alone - 314 (33.0%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.5%)

Races in Fair Bluff detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fair Bluff: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (18.9%), Irish (3.6%), English (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.2%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 2.16 square miles.

Population density: 428 people per square mile   (low).

Fair Bluff,NC real estate house value index trend

Fair Bluff, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Fair Bluff:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 18.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fair Bluff town:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Fair Bluff, North Carolina as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fair Bluff to the number of sex offenders is 313 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (1.2%)

Fair Bluff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (52.7 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (106.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cerro Gordo, NC (2.5 miles ), Marietta, NC (2.5 miles) , Lake View, SC (2.8 miles ), Nichols, SC (2.9 miles ), Floyds, SC (3.1 miles ), Boardman, NC (3.2 miles ), Orrum, NC (3.3 miles) , Proctorville, NC (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 79.03 W

Area code: 910

Fair Bluff household income distribution Fair Bluff home values distribution

Crime rates in Fair Bluff (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (166.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (83.3 per 100,000)
  • 12 burglaries (999.2 per 100,000)
  • 13 thefts (1082.4 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (166.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 201.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Fair Bluff (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (84.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (168.4 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (84.2 per 100,000)
  • 4 burglaries (336.7 per 100,000)
  • 26 thefts (2188.6 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (252.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 276.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.20
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +114 (+10.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Fair Bluff: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fair Bluff-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Fair Bluff town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 27.2 miles away from the town center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fair Bluff-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from Fair Bluff center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from Fair Bluff center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbus County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fair Bluff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fair Bluff:

  • RIVERSIDE RESIDENTIAL (353 ELM STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fair Bluff:

  • SHEPHERD CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NICHOLS, SC)
  • CORBEL RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ORRUM, NC)
  • WESTSIDE RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ORRUM, NC)
  • DAVITA DIALYSIS OF CHADBOURN (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CHADBOURN, NC)
  • STRAWBERRY HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CHADBOURN, NC)
  • SUNNY ACRES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FORK, SC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF ROBESON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; FAIRMONT, NC)

Airports located in Fair Bluff:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fair Bluff:

  • Robeson Community College (about 22 miles; Lumberton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 28 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 36 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 36 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Francis Marion University (about 37 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 45 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 53 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)

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Notable location: Fair Bluff Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fair Bluff include: Fair Bluff Baptist Church (A), Sandy Grove Church (B), Butler Branch Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Meares Cemetery (1), Powell Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Cypress Branch (A), Barden Bay (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: N C State Of Magistrate Court (653 Railroad Street).

Columbus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fair Bluff and their reported violations in the past:

HICKORY GROVE BAPT CHURCH (Address: RE HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.9%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 46.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
3 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Fair Bluff, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Fair Bluff compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Fair Bluff (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fair Bluff Branch at 1054 Main Street, branch established on 1979/05/29. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fair Bluff travel time to work - commute Fair Bluff mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fair Bluff town (based on Columbus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.69%
Here: 53.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents65.8%11.8%6.2%2.9%2.8%
Congregations50.0%14.0%8.1%5.1%5.1%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%1.3%1.2%1.0%4.6%
Congregations2.9%1.5%0.7%1.5%11.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Columbus County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Columbus County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Columbus County:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbus County:

31.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,768$33,2161$1,395
Police Protection - Officers 4$9,181$27,5430$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,711$32,5321$682
Water Supply 1$2,059$24,7080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,082$24,9847$3,122
Totals for Government 8$18,801$28,2029$5,199

Fair Bluff government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($6.50)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $375,000 ($406.28)
    Police Protection: $164,000 ($177.68)
    Regular Highways: $140,000 ($151.68)
    Liquor Stores: $133,000 ($144.10)
    Sewerage: $128,000 ($138.68)
    Central Staff Services: $116,000 ($125.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000 ($76.92)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($59.59)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($29.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($34.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($87.76)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($29.25)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($7.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $188,000 ($203.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Fair Bluff government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $150,000 ($162.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($71.51)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $265,000 ($287.11)
    All Other: $63,000 ($68.26)
    Transit Utilities: $35,000 ($37.92)
    Highways: $22,000 ($23.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $136,000 ($147.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($18.42)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($9.75)
    Rents: $6,000 ($6.50)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $158,000 ($171.18)
    Water Utilities: $64,000 ($69.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($56.34)
    All Other: $40,000 ($43.34)
    General Support: $27,000 ($29.25)
  • Tax - Property: $215,000 ($232.94)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.08)

Fair Bluff government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $537,000 ($581.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $523,000 ($566.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $14,000 ($15.17)

Fair Bluff government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $430,000 ($465.87)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  0.48% ($24,578 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.43% ($30,260)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.41% ($24,971)


4.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  0.54% ($31,815 average AGI)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.42% ($35,110)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.42% ($33,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fair Bluff:

  • WZFB (1480 AM; 1 kW; FAIR BLUFF, NC; Owner: SOLOMON RADIO PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WVOE (1590 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHADBOURN, NC; Owner: EBONY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFMO (860 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fair Bluff:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Fair Bluff:

  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fair Bluff fatal accident list:

Aug 15, 2009 01:51 AM, W Brooks St, Lat: 34.30970, Lon: -79.03153, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fair Bluff)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Fair Bluff Fire & Rescue (Lat: 34.312667 Lon: -79.034750), Call Sign: WAE768
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.015 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/15/2013
    Registrant: Columbus County, 608 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472, Phone: (910) 640-6610, Fax: (910) 640-1241, Email:
  • City Hall (Lat: 34.314056 Lon: -79.033083), Call Sign: KWL626, Licensee ID: L00040737
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/21/1999, Expiration Date: 05/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2004
    Registrant: City Of Fair Bluff, Fair Bluff Municipal Bldg, Fair Bluff, NC 28439-0126
  • 3 Mi Ese Of Fair Bluff On Sr 1356 (Lat: 34.260167 Lon: -79.020583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89 m, Call Sign: WPJT468
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.400 MHz, 935.412 MHz, 935.425 MHz, 935.450 MHz, 935.900 MHz, 935.912 MHz, 935.925 MHz, 935.950 MHz, 935.962 MHz, 935.975 MHz... (+27 more)
    Grant Date: 10/25/2001, Expiration Date: 10/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2003, Certifier: Edward O Quarles

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • FAIR BLUFF, 334 Main Street (Fair Bluff 196434144) (Lat: 34.320278 Lon: -79.025667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPW566
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • FAIR BLUFF MW BLDG, Fair Bluff Mw Bldg (Lat: 34.260556 Lon: -79.020278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.3 m, Overall height: 93.6 m, Call Sign: WHI741
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2008, Expiration Date: 04/08/2018, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 1934 Augistine Ave., Covington, KY 41014, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3369F , Serial Number: 18257369, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Howell Strickland, 138 Air Park Dr, Fair Bluff, NC 28439
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3699S , Serial Number: 17250899, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1963
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William Howell Strickland, 138 Air Park Dr, Fair Bluff, NC 28439, Other Owners: Ruth Strickland
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5097R , Serial Number: 172RG0039, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 10/03/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Frank Horne Construction Inc, Po Box 338, Fair Bluff, NC 28439
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6226Y , Serial Number: 27-3455, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Frank Horne, Po Box 338, Fair Bluff, NC 28439

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Most common first names in Fair Bluff, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1871.4 years
John1676.4 years
William1571.4 years
Mary1175.9 years
Robert1068.5 years
Henry1074.2 years
George968.9 years
Willie766.8 years
Ruby783.7 years
Annie684.5 years
Most common last names in Fair Bluff, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Strickland2671.1 years
Enzor2478.3 years
Meares2373.8 years
Bullock1872.2 years
Graham1874.1 years
Hammond1772.6 years
Hinson1670.0 years
Waddell1575.7 years
Anderson1479.2 years
Small1281.0 years

Businesses in Fair Bluff, NC

  • Ford: 1
  • True Value: 1
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