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Love Grove community commemorates derailment anniversary

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On Saturday, Love Grove residents commemorated the one year anniversary of a community train derailment. (Source: WECT) On Saturday, Love Grove residents commemorated the one year anniversary of a community train derailment. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

It's been one year since the Love Grove Community was plagued by a train derailment.

A train ran off the tracks June 28, 2013 blocking the only roadway entrance that allows residents in and out of the neighborhood.

Saturday, Love Grove residents commemorated a day of frustration and anger, with a day of celebration.

Residents gathered at the Archie Blue Park for a day of fun, food, and music.

Ron Sparks, a former Wilmington City Council member spoke at the event and urged residents to continue supporting the fight for a second access point.

Sparks said the community has been pushing for a second access point since the 1980s.

The neighborhood will get that new access if a transportation bond is approved by taxpayers.

The bond is scheduled to be up for referendum in November.

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