Pender Co. train depot expected to re-open soon

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - After two years of renovations, North Carolina's oldest train depot will re-open in a couple weeks.

Construction on Burgaw's train depot was expected to cost $3 million, but ultimately only cost $1 million.

The depot will feature a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, and a reception area.

According to Mayor Pete Cowan, it will serve as an economic engine.  A few weddings have already been booked for the depot.

Cowan said the Chamber of Commerce is already receiving calls for Christmas parties.

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