Repairs Made to Courthouse Clock

JANUARY 28, 2006 -- Crews in downtown Wilmington are making repairs to the courthouse clock. It's been about four months since old age put a stop to the clock.

Crews were lifted 250 feet in the air to begin fixing the century old clock. They began work around 7:00 Saturday morning. Repairs made on the clock will cost about $28 million overall.

The look of the clock will remain the same with the exception of new hands, but the technology involved will be very different.

Before the clock starts ticking again, an electrician has to check out the inside of the time piece. It should be up and running by the beginning of February.