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Former council member has plan for 2nd entrance to Love Grove Community

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Last month, a train derailment blocked residents in the community for hours. Last month, a train derailment blocked residents in the community for hours.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Former Wilmington city council member Ron Sparks is trying to convince leaders to build another entrance to the Love Grove Community.

Last month, a train derailment blocked residents in the community for hours. Six cars of the CSX train jumped the tracks around 5:00 a.m. Crews worked all day and into the night before the train cars were back on track and residents could come or go from the community.

Residents in the Love Grove Community said they've been asking city officials for another access to the neighborhood for years.

While Sparks was on city council, he said people would constantly come up to them asking for another way in and out.

Now, Sparks plans to present council members Tuesday night with a plan to make that happen. He will explain the estimated cost of a second access point and how the city can pay for it.

The meeting starts Tuesday night at 6:30. Stay with WECT for continuing coverage.

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