BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Board of Aldermen in Southport agreed to let a citizen’s group buy and plant a new tree in the town’s Whittler’s Bench.
The tree is a part of the town's history that has been missing for several years. The bench, which is more than 100 years old, greets visitors as they approach the town’s waterfront.
According to Alderman Ken Karn, a hurricane destroyed the tree that was there several years ago. He said the town decided to approve a smaller tree than originally planned, so they can shape the tree as it grows.
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