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Right-of-way tussle ends project for Borden Mill

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on May 7, 2009 1:46 PM

News-Argus/GREG SOUSA

Today the old Borden mill warehouse sits vacant on William Street after developers abandoned the project because of demands placed on the property by the North Carolina Railroad Co. And, developers say, because of the railroad company's charter that grants it expansive rights to property along its lines, the historic buildings may never be utilized.

Two years ago, it seemed as if the old Borden mill on William Street would get a new lease on life. Developers Tom Webb and Robby Baker planned to restore the historic building and turn it into a gated community...

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