- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

CENTERVILLE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that could wipe one town off the state map.

Local media outlets report Republican Sen. Chad Barefoot filed a bill Wednesday repealing the charter of the Town of Centerville in Franklin County.

The town had already voted unanimously to dissolve its charter after officials said they don’t have enough money to continue to operate.

The 52-year-old town has fewer than 100 residents, and has no police or fire department. It only provides street lights to residents.

The bill says any town assets would be paid over to the volunteer Centerville Fire Department, which would use those funds for some public purpose.

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