by William Holloman
A retaining wall that had nearly collapsed has been repaired in the oldest section of Maplewood Cemetery known as Myrtle Grove. The wall was approximately 100 feet long and according to officials, probably more than 100 years old.
The retaining wall runs along the cemetery side of East Main Street. Helpful citizens have also completed significant efforts in that old section of the cemetery, such as erecting and repairing fallen tombstones.
Town manager Charles Brown said former resident Nick Cobb has done considerable work in the old portion of the cemetery and the town is indebted for his efforts.
Brown said new signs are also being made now for Maplewood, Myrtle Grove, and Carver Cemeteries.
He said plans call for improving the entrance to Carver Cemetery off South Breazeale Avenue by putting up columns to make it more attractive.
Costs to the town for the improvements are around $6,000.
Brown said he expects all the cemetery improvements to be completed by the end of the summer.