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HOPE MILLS — Vandalism at the town’s new splash pad will cost thousands of dollars to repair, the town board was told Monday night. Interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin told the the Board of Commissioners that the splash, which is still under construction, is closed to the public.

HOPE MILLS — A public hearing on annexing 8.33 acres near the intersection of Hunting Ridge and Rockfish roads is on the agenda for this week’s Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

The Hope Mills Branch Library at 3411 Golfview Road will be closed until further notice because of a sewer main break near the library that is affecting utility services, according to a Cumberland County news release.

HOPE MILLS — Scott Garner, the architect for the town’s new public safety building, delivered good news to the town board on Monday night. “There’s no change order this and I know we’re all glad about that,” said Garner.

HOPE MILLS — The architect for the John W. Hodges Public Safety Center will ask for more than $1 million to finish the project when the town board meets Monday night. Scott Garner says a budget amendment in the amount of $1,172,250 will cover the remainder of the building.

HOPE MILLS — Three town commissioners took an apparent about-face Monday, joining with Commissioners Jerry Legge and Joanne Scarola in deciding not to pursue changing the terms of town officials from two-year to staggered four-year terms for future elected boards

HOPE MILLS — Town leaders will continue to be elected to two-year terms after the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night against a plan to change to four-year, staggered terms

HOPE MILLS — The town board will consider changing the format for electing a mayor and town commissioners to provide for staggered four-year terms when it meets Monday. Currently, those officials are elected every two years.

HOPE MILLS – With more than 18,000 town residents, you would have thought Town Hall would have been overflowing Monday night for a public hearing about changing two-year board of commissioners' terms to staggered four-year terms.

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