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  • dwntwnboy Nov 30, 8:40 a.m.

    "And the reason they're moving an entire building, rather than build one? Because of government regulations"- and there is a reason for each and every one of those "regulations" and they are usually associated with the safety of the people who will be in the building. I like the idea of strict safety and building codes- it keeps us all safer, just like clean air and water codes try and do the same thing. Love that they used a building that was just sitting empty and moved it for use rather than spending money on building another building from scratch- not to mention they said it was CHEAPER- that alone is reason enough not to build anything new, times are tough, money is tight.

  • winstondawg Nov 30, 8:30 a.m.

    If not worshipers have warmed the pews in over 30 years, I guess I imagined my wedding worship service there in 2005. For the record, worship was held regularly (2 times/year + weddings or other services) until 2009.

    As for why the are moving it, they are moving it because they want to. They had plans to build a new building there, so that was certainly possible, and the "significant" savings the Canon mentions are only about $7/square foot, or about 4%.

    The Church of the Advocate owes big thank you to the residents of Germanton. We've paid for their 4% savings with 33% of our church buildings.

  • Milkman Nov 30, 8:30 a.m.

    Tsquaring, I saw that and laughed as well. Once more people figure that out I'm sure there will be a lot fewer construction jobs in the Chapel Hill area.

  • thefensk Nov 30, 8:22 a.m.

    tsquaring --- in Chapel Hill? Yes, I can believe that.

  • tsquaring Nov 29, 6:35 p.m.

    And the reason they're moving an entire building, rather than build one? Because of government regulations.

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