Christmas Downtown is Saved

Downtown Elizabethtown, North Carolina is in the middle of a huge redevelopment project, and customers were avoiding the mess causing a blue Christmas for shopowners. City Hall stepped in and put a hold on revitalization, and Santa is back in town.

Ramon Herrera reports this story of Christmas saved:

"The project was scheduled to be done by Thanksgiving, but the construction revealed some problems with infrastructure, like old pipes that had to be replaced. Though the project has been put on hold, town leaders plan on continuing construction January 3. As for store owners they're just glad the town was willing to pause the project to let them thrive."

Full Story: Business back as E'town revitalization takes Christmas break

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