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 In the News, September 12, 2016 

Elkin Municipal Park … where history and recreation meet. The Elkin Municipal Park serves as more than a place to get some exercise or for relaxing, it is a gathering spot for the community, bringing friends and family together for fellowship, celebration and fun throughout the year.

Greenville leaders plan for next decade with Horizons 2026 in place. Greenville city leaders now have a plan in place to develop the city over the next 10 years. This plan is crucial, as Greenville continues to grow quickly. The latest numbers show the city’s population has surpassed 90,000 people and city leaders say they’re on track to break 100,000.

Wrightsville Beach planning board approves height change for Johnnie Mercer’s Pier lot. The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen will soon take another look at adjusting maximum building height after the town’s planning board unanimously recommended approval of an amendment to zoning laws that would allow buildings up to 50 feet in the vacant lot by Johnnie Mercer’s Pier.

I-87 planners discuss feasibility study. A feasibility study for an interstate highway to connect Raleigh and Norfolk, Va., will consider placement of service roads, exits and interchanges and impacts to agriculture, wildlife, historic districts and cities and town in its path. The proposed I-87 would follow U.S. 64 from Raleigh to Williamston, U.S. 13/U.S 17 to Windsor and U.S. 17 through Elizabeth City to Norfolk.

Morganton motorists reminded to watch for pedestrians. Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety are out and about town reminding drivers to watch out for pedestrians. MDPS is doing its part for the Watch for Me NC campaign, a statewide initiative endorsed by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program, to decrease the number of collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians.