By William Holloman
The entrance to Carver Cemetery off South Breazeale Avenue has a new look. Town officials say the cemetery is also being expanded by two acres to accommodate additional burial sites.
Efforts have been going on for several months to make visual improvements at both Maplewood and Carver Cemeteries. A new brick columned entrance has been erected at Carver as an effort to spruce up the cemetery’s appearance. The work was done by the town’s public works department personnel.
Officials also said available burial locations at the cemetery were running out and two more adjoining acres have been made available for future needs.
Town Manager Charles Brown said the columns are a big improvement to the entrance of the cemetery, and should have been added long ago.
He said the cemetery, one of two owned and operated by the town, was also running out of burial space. He said two more acres have been cleared and prepared for burial plots. Brown said that additional space has been prepared and ready, and the town also owns another 12 acres for future needs.
He said it is important for the town to take care of its cemeteries because it sends out a signal to visitors and lets them know town leadership cares about those who came before us.