North Wilkesboro road work for business area proceeds

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(Credit: Monte Mitcell/The Winston-Salem Journal)

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Construction crews have been grading earth and building roads on a section of land where North Wilkesboro is increasing its downtown business district by more than a third through a continuing public-private project called Block 46.

Concrete curbs and gutters have been poured for new streets and an intersection. A first layer of asphalt was added Monday.

“It’s a very exciting time for us,” said Town Manager Hank Perkins. “We’re really trying to do something where it’s going to be an attractive place for people to do business.”

The name of the development is a nod to the town’s history. When North Wilkesboro was incorporated in 1891, the area of the development was in Block 46 on the map.

The 28-acre redevelopment property is the site of the former American Drew furniture complex.

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