Signs for university under discussion

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The town of Mount Olive has to pay for landscaping work that is done in the U.S. Highway 117 Bypass and N.C. Highway 55 interchange area and local signs in that area will most likely be affected as the work begins in the next few weeks.

Town officials have already scheduled a meeting with authorities from the University of Mount Olive on Jan. 14 to discuss the issue.

Any UMO signs that are affected by the new landscaping will have to be paid for by the university, officials said.

Town Manager Charles Brown said there are some university signs in the area that will probably be affected.

The area landscaping is a cost to the town of nearly $9,000.

The contract was awarded to McClenny Farm Operations of Mount Olive.

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