Rain damages some parts of Laurinburg City Hall

Rain damages some parts of Laurinburg City Hall (WPDE)

Rain damaged part of the ceiling in Laurinburg City Hall, according to Laurinburg City Manager Charles Nichols.

Nichols provided pictures of some of the damage.

Some say this is a sure sign the city needs to move forward with building a proposed $10 million new Laurinburg City Hall.

Some council members argue it's time to replace the more than 60-year-old town hall because it's old and renovating it would be too costly.

The current building houses a number of city departments, including the police department.

Still, other residents say the city doesn't have that kind of money and needs to invest in other much needed projects.

Laurinburg Mayor Matthew Block is adamantly against a new town hall and questions funding for such a facility.

Laurinburg City Council will hold a meeting Tuesday on the matter and dozens of residents are expected to attend, those for and against a new city hall.

The city could also discuss the demolition of the Charles Barrett Building next to city hall on Church Street.

The nearly 90-year-old building once housed city hall before a new one was built in the mid 1950’s.

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