Sidewalk work put on hold

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The South Church Street sidewalk project remains on hold.

Town attorney W. Carroll Turner is recovering from an illness and the final easement needed to start the job has not been signed.

The Labor Day fire at town hall has also factored into the delay, according to Town Manager Jammie Royall.

Two easements along a one-block stretch from Franklin to Nelson streets had to be obtained before the three-year project could get underway.

Royall hopes the delay will not get extended again.

Once the sidewalk is complete, the next two phases can begin that involve work on Nelson, Hillsboro and Center streets.

Powell Aid money is funding the project.

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