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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Council Takes Action to Preserve Historic House

At the Feb. 5 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council authorized staff to begin advertising the historic Norris-Holland-Hare House for sale subject to historic preservation deed restrictions. The minimum bid amount is set at $60,000.

The Town is looking for “someone who can renovate the home to its former glory,” said Gina Clapp, Holly Springs Planning & Zoning director.

Also at the meeting, the council awarded a contract for traffic signal design at the Green Oaks Parkway and New Hill Road intersection. Existing traffic volumes are nearing the level that would meet the N.C. Department of Transportation’s requirements for a signal at the intersection. 

By the time the signal is designed and permitted, Town staff anticipates the traffic volume will meet the state’s threshold. If the threshold is not met, the Town would continue to check traffic volumes until they meet the state’s requirements.

Holly Springs High School football, women’s golf and men’s soccer conference championship teams were recognized at the meeting.

  • The golf team won its conference championship and conference championship tournament, led by conference player of the year Maria Atwood, who was medalist in every conference match.
  • The soccer team set a school record for the most players selected in a single season for all-conference teams. For the first time in school history, the team secured the men’s soccer conference championship and hosted a state playoff game.
  • The Holly Springs Golden Hawks football team was the first in school history to win a South Wake Athletic Conference football championship, go 5-0 in the conference, play in the second round of the playoffs, and host a home playoff game.

Also at the meeting, Mayor Dick Sears expressed the town’s appreciation to John Adcock and Tamara Barringer, former N.C. General Assembly members, for their efforts to attain funding to connect traffic signals in Holly Springs via fiber to help improve traffic flow.

Ryan Montelione, Holly Springs Half Marathon director, presented $15,000 in race proceeds to the town for greenway improvements and thanked the town for assistance with the third annual race last November.

Holly Grove Middle School students discussed how they won a $20,000 technology prize through the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for a project to improve safety near school bus stops.

Bob Shimmel, project manager of LaunchHOLLYSPRINGS, gave an overview of the program, chartered by Holly Springs Rotary Club, that helps local entrepreneurs with limited access to resources start and grow successful companies. 

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