Selma Church Owner Being Taken To Court - The owner of a Selma church that was damaged beyond repair after being struck by a pickup in January is being taken to court. James Neal of Kenly has been ordered to appear in court in July. Neal owns the Temple of Praise Church. After the accident, the building was partially torn down but has since been abandoned. The town of Selma wants the remainder of the lot cleared. Currently, it is in violation of town ordinances, officials contend. Police and city leaders said they made numerous attempts to talk with James Neal about the condition of the church but he could never be reached.
"The Selma News" had a much more complete story in today's paper. Obviously, they have more space/time than a quick radio news report. The story is not on the paper's web site, or I would refer you to it.
Side note: "The Selma News" did publish my letter to the editor. The editorial page is pretty good today. I appreciate Al Gaskill's letter and I am in full support of what he wrote. On the same topic, I am glad to see the paper's editorial.