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RDL Unveils 10-Point Plan for Downtown Lumberton

October 12, 2017

The Rediscover Downtown Lumberton Committee showed off its five-year plan Tuesday to energize the city’s historic center. The volunteer committee, led by retired educator Richard Monroe, outlined a 10-point plan that includes short-term projects, such as a splash pad for the downtown plaza, to more speculative projects like repurposing the former water plant, which has been abandoned for 20 years. “This event shows that you do care about downtown Lumberton,” Monroe said. “This is a dream, but it is a realistic dream.” The downtown committee is not an official city committee, but it has the council’s and the mayor’s support. Mayor Bruce Davis praised the committee’s work afterward.

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