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It's an Unlucky Strike for Durham Landmark

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DURHAM — A fixture of the Durham skyline, as well as a piece of the city's history, is in trouble.

The Lucky Strike smokestack is cracked at the top.

Fixing the pillar of downtown Durham is part of therenovation planfor the American Tobacco warehouse.

Repairs could cost as much as $100,000.

Expert House Movers, the same company that moved theCape Hatteras Lighthouse, has put in a bid to fix the smokestack.