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Supervisors approve name for access road

Lincoln County supervisors agreed in February to take in a previously private road, but a little housekeeping remained to be dealt with this week.

At their meeting Monday, supervisors approved “Furniture Row” as the name of a road that provides access to the Super 8 motel and Furniture Factory Outlet and intersects with Dunn-Ratcliff Road.

Property owners on the road had repaved and improved the road, prompting supervisors to approve turning it public.

In addition to dealing with a number of routine matters, supervisors also heard from area Civil Defense Director Clifford Galey, who advised them representatives from Homeland Security will be in the county Tuesday.

They’ll be doing an inventory of equipment provided to area emergency response agencies.

“Just wanted to let you know if you saw the trucks,” Galey said. “It’s no big deal.”

Supervisors also had a brief discussion regarding economic development and the Linbrook Business Park, a joint venture by Brookhaven and Lincoln County officials.

District One Supervisor Jerry Wilson wanted to know if there was any progress on locating an industry at the site.

“We need the jobs,” Wilson said.

District Three Supervisor Nolan Williamson told him several industries have evaluated the park, but it’s hasn’t made it to the top of anyone’s list yet.

“We’ve come in second or third a couple times.” Williamson said.

Wilson also wanted to know the status of the local chamber of commerce’s search for a new executive vice president.

Ryan Holmes, of Dungan Engineering, sits on the chamber board and told Wilson resumes will be taken until the middle of the month, with interviews coming after that.

“I hope you get a go getter,” Wilson said. “There are two kinds of people: a check maker and a check taker.”