Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Winston County Courthouse Suffers Damage Overnight!

The Winston County Courthouse has exterior damage this morning as the brick veneer on the backside (southern) of the structure collapsed in the early morning hours. District 1 Supervisor Burr Warner was first on the scene as the bricks collapsed around 5:15 this morning sending broken bricks across the south parking lot.

It is too early to determine the cause of the collapse. Engineers from the firm Pryor and Morrow are on the scene now and the Board of Supervisors have called an emergency meeting for 9:00 am this morning. The public is urged to stay away from the scene and South Court Avenue.It is highly possible that more of the structure may yet fall. The County is actively working to place a barrier around the area. We will have more info as it becomes available.