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County to proceed with revitalizing court green

Mathews supervisors approved a design for revitalization of the county’s historic court green during the board’s Oct. 22 meeting.

The vote was 3-2, with supervisors Charles Ingram and G.C. Morrow voting against the plan for a project that will be jointly funded by a private donation of $50,000, a Mathews Main Street Committee donation of $25,000, and a county contribution of $40,000.

Morrow said he opposed the design because he wanted to do more to protect the school board office, which is located on the green, while supervisor Amy Dubois said that further renovations would be possible at a later date, and that the board shouldn’t lose its chance to make use of a generous private donation.

According to Tim Hudgins and Wayne Savage of Bay Design Group, who developed the design, the project will include raising the center of the green about two feet and controlling the water flow, directing it into drains that will be installed in a butterfly garden to be established...

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