COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Drivers in Columbus County aren't the only ones hoping to benefit from a new DMV license plate agency possibly opening – for some business owners, it could mean more customers and money.
According to Chris Brown, the owner of Car Quest Auto Parts in Whiteville, ever since road construction projects near his store were completed more than a year ago, traffic flow has increased, but business is suffering.
Brown believes that people who used to shop at his store are now spending their time and money at other stores.
However, he says he's submitted an application to the state DMV office, applying to open a license plate agency.
"I think it'll help with foot traffic in here," said Brown. "Plus, it would offer Columbus County citizens the chance to receive a service they're driving miles for in Elizabethtown."