The town’s Historic Advisory Committee will be having a meeting on Wednesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. The main purpose of this meeting is to discuss closing a part of Old Plank Rd., which runs off of Golfview Dr. The public is invited.
1. McDowell (7) 18-0 – 97;
2. Myers Park (3) 17-1 – 93;
3. South View 17-1 – 80
4. SE Raleigh 15-2 – 68
5. Southern Alamance 17-1 – 60
6. Alexander Central 19-1 – 49
7. Broughton 14-2 – 35
8. Millbrook 15-3 – 31
9. SW Guilford 16-2 – 16
10. West Forsyth (16-3) – 9 –
The Town and the Hope Mills Chamber are making plans for new town signs at the entry points of the town. Plans are for 12-13 sturdy, long-lasting, three-dimensional signs to be put up at the major entrances of the town. Average cost is expected to be about $850 a sign, plus various landscaping at each. The Town Board agreed on a design, but the color details about color, placement, and landscaping at each sign are still under consideration.
[Ed: So far, they have a millwheel logo and 'HOPE MILLS' with "North Carolina" under it. They won't say "welcome" in words, but they will be a nice addition to the places where people come into town so they know they are in Our Town, officially. And really, they might need way more than 12 if they put them every place where the town limits start and stop on Hope Mills Rd., Chickenfoot Rd., and Legion Rd. if you check the town limits maps. ]
Representatives of Hope Mills and the Episcopal diocese are negotiating to transfer the church property in downtown Hope Mills. The building has sat unused for years, and the Church has offered to donate the property. At tonight’s Town Board meeting, commissioners announced plans for the next steps: an architectural company will inspect the building, as well as pay another company to evaluate the environmental aspects of the transfer and for the town’s legal staff to execute a title search on the property.
The Wrestling Tigers finished 5th out of 24 teams at the Boneyard Bash wrestling tournament, which finished up Saturday at Jack Britt.
Troy Cain was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Upper Weights. He’s 31-0 with 28 pins this year.
Here’s something new from the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center: We usually have 20-30 books checked out on four or five library cards. Sometimes they get renewed or returned before they are overdue, sometimes that doesn’t happen. Today, first time ever, we got two phone calls telling us we have books due back in two days. Thanks for the reminder CCPL.
Cumberland County Schools are on a 2 hr delay tomorrow 1/7 because of the likelihood of freezing.
It’s almost time for the official, technical, chronological end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
We all have a lot to be thankful for. Here’s an obligatory list the Hope Mills Bee is thankful for:
1. You are you. We’re thankful for that, unless you’re bad. But if you’re bad, you’re probably not reading this.
2. We are us. We look forward to helping you.
3. The past is the past. Remember the good and bad and be thankful for both.
4. The future is the future. This is the only time period we can change.
5. Life is good. Even when it seems bad, it’s really all working out for good.
6. God is God. No matter what any of us think or how differently we express our thoughts, he’s still God.
7. Hope Mills is Hope Mills. No matter what all the clowns and haters might say, it’s the way #1-5 combine that makes Hope Mills great, even without The Pond.
Let’s all work together to make 2014 better than 2013.
Happy New Year from the Hope Mills Bee!