JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The Onslow County Commissioners have decided to move county offices from downtown Jacksonville to a new 12-acre campus about three miles outside town.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reports (http://bit.ly/OKsjxA ) the commissioners agreed to the move Monday despite the objections of Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips and other city officials who say moving the county offices and workers will hurt efforts to revitalize the downtown area.
The mayor asked that the commissioners wait until a meeting could be held with City Council.
But County Manager Jeff Hudson made a presentation about the poor condition of many of the downtown buildings where county offices are now housed. And he said the county workers need work places that are free from mold.