Friday, July 25, 2014

News
NC house being moved for environmental office


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Workers will be using a barge next week to move a noted house in Wrightsville Beach.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/19XrH1g) that the Palmgren-O'Quinn House will be moved to a site near the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History and the town visitors' center.

The house, dating to 1946, was once the home of former Wrightsville Beach mayor Robert O'Quinn and his wife, Catherine

The house had been slated for demolition but instead will become an office for the North Carolina Coastal Federation and an environmental education center.

The organization says it will cost at least $1million to move the house.

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Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com