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Former Whiteville skating rink reduced to rubble

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City staff had tried unsuccessfully for years to get the building's owner to demolish the long-abandoned structure, said Building Inspector Carey White. City staff had tried unsuccessfully for years to get the building's owner to demolish the long-abandoned structure, said Building Inspector Carey White.
WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) -

A dilapidated skating rink that Whiteville city officials said was a safety hazard is now a pile of rubble.

In April, city council awarded a $28,746 contract to 4 Seasons Site and Demo, Inc. to demolish the building off S. Franklin St.

City staff had tried unsuccessfully for years to get the building's owner to do something about the long-abandoned structure, said Building Inspector Carey White.

The city will place a lien on the property in hopes of recouping the demolition costs.

Crews started tearing down the building Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, only a small portion of the structure remained standing.

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