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BOARD SETTLES ON $9.4 MILLION FOR DAM REPAIRS

At tonight’s special-called mostly-closed-session dam lawsuit settlement town board meeting, commissioners voted to accept a settlement totaling $9.4 million. This settlement allows the town to avoid a trial, which would have taken place in the…


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FRIDAY QUESTION

The town Board of Commissioners has scheduled a closed session meeting for Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. It was scheduled after the third unsuccessful round of mediation talks earlier this week. So FRIDAY QUESTION:…


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TOWN’S LAKESUIT GOES ON

After more deliberation and negotiations in a third round of in-person meetings yesterday, representatives of the town and the defendants could not reach a settlement on the ongoing dam lawsuit. As a result, the Board…


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BOARD PASSES 4-CENT INCREASE

The Town Board unanimously passed the 2014-2015 budget and a couple of accounting amendments Monday night. The budget includes a 4-cent tax increase which will fund 7 public safety positions and new playground equipment. These…


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TOWN BOARD PLANS 4-CENT TAX INCREASE

Tonight at the Town Board budget workshop, town commissioners directed Town Manager Ellis to work up a budget that includes a 4-cent tax increase. Before tonight, no tax increase had been mentioned as an option….


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TONIGHT’S TOWN HALL MEETING RESULTS

SOUTHWEST CUMBERLAND COUNTY LAND USE PLAN ADOPTED After much previous discussion, the Council adopted the SWCCLUP officially. This plan will determine zoning and other regulations for years to come. NCDOT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ROCKFISH RD./CAMDEN…


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Town Putting The (Almost) Welcome Signs Out

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…


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Town Museum Plans Proceed A Big Step

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….


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HM town New Year’s Schedule

Hope Mills Parks & Recreation will be closing at 5pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and will be closed January 1. Hope Mills Public Works will be closed Wednesday. Wednesday trash will be picked up Thursday….