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Lillington Prepares To Sell Downtown Courthouse

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LILLINGTON, N.C. — It appears the old courthouse in downtown Lillington is to be sold.

After a closed session, the Harnett County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to enter into an agreement with Johnson Properties of Angier to prepare a proposal for the sale of the property.

According to County Manager Neil Emory, the agreement was contingent upon review by the county attorney.

The county owns the entire block where the courthouse is located, which includes the old jail and current board of elections office. A sale of the entire block would require the county to find new homes for the offices currently housed there.

A city officials said the property may be considered as a whole. It may also be considered as subdivided, which would force the transaction to go through the town process for subdivision.

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