June 24, 2011
Crape myrtles in median of U.S. 1
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The existing speed limit is 65 mph and will be increased to 70 mph.
If all goes well, work will begin Monday to move about 140 crape myrtles from the median of U.S. 1 for transplanting on county property sites. Moore County officials and a private contractor are acting quickly to move and transplant the first trees in time for the Aug. 12 opening of the Dixie Youth World Series at Hillcrest Park.
Hundreds of crape myrtles planted two decades ago to enhance the U.S. 1 median before the return of major championship golf to Moore County are apparently on the verge of elimination.