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State To Dedicate Section Of U.S. 276 To Deceased Volunteer Firefighter


Last updated 8/9/2021 at 3:11pm

The N.C. Board of Transportation unanimously approved a resolution last week to dedicate a section of U.S. 276 in Haywood County in honor of Claud “Paw” Messer.

N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) and local officials will hold a ceremony later this year at an appropriate date to dedicate the stretch of U.S. 276 from Interstate 40 to U.S. 19 in honor of the man who created the Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire Department and dedicated his life to public service.

The DOT resolution states in part, “Messer’s leadership allowed the Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire Department to build a...

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