- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (AP) - Residents in the Outer Banks town of Southern Shores are not happy about plans to remove some trees for street improvement projects.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported (https://bit.ly/1qQWiCk) that the town plans to remove 68 trees as part of a project to repave and add curbing along a street and intersection.

Melissa Hyman says it doesn’t appear that the town officials are listening to residents who want to save the trees.

Town manager Peter Rascoe said the trees are growing within inches of the road and are cracking the pavement and obstructing views and blocking storm drains.

The town plans to spend about $325,000 on the project.

Rascoe says removing the 68 trees from the hundreds in the area will not damage the beauty of the community.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com


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