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Randy Travis’ name no longer on welcome signs in his NC hometown

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MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Country music legend Randy Travis’ name no longer appears on welcome signs in the small North Carolina town he was born in.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the town of Marshville in Union County has replaced its two welcome signs with new ones – and Travis’ name is absent.

The town’s manager told the paper that the signs were replaced this summer because they were falling apart. The old signs read “Marshville Home of Randy Travis & Country Living.”

The new signs simply read “Welcome to Marshville North Carolina.”

Town Manager Fern Shubert said the new signs are easier to read for drivers. She said many people thought the old signs were “too busy.”

“It’s nice, it’s dignified and it gets the job done,” Shubert said, referring to the new signs. “There was no disrespect to Randy Travis. It looks more like your traditional welcome sign.”

Shubert said the changes had nothing to do with Travis’ legal problems, which include an arrest last year for allegedly driving drunk naked.

Read full story: The Charlotte Observer