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Bus service response called’phenomenal’

by Jefferson Weaver on 11th-August-2014




Just a month into its year-long trial run, the Wilmington to charlotte bus line now stopping in Whiteville is popular among customers.

“We had no idea it would go over this well,” said Billy Ray Rhyne of Horizon Coach Lines. The company provides the Queen City Coastal connector, stopping in Whiteville twice a day. For around $40, customers can be in either city in just a few hours, on a modern coach equipped with wifi and modern seats.

“This isn’t the bus I grew up cleaning,” Rhyne said. Having worked in bus lines since he was a child, Rhyne said the Whiteville route is turning out to be one of the most popular connector runs he has ever seen.

“We have been really impressed,” he said, ”and this is the summer time—we expect to see even more this fall.”

See today’s NR for the whole story.

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