No funding to rebuild Statesville playground destroyed by arson


Pictured above: Damage caused by what the Statesville Police Department says was an intentionally set fire at a south side playground – Picture courtesy of the Statesville Housing Authority


Young Statesville residents in the Parkwood Village neighborhood are without a playground after the Police Department says an arsonist set fire to it Saturday night.

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His Mom Courtney who feels not having a place to play puts children at risk.

Pastor Thomas Young of Cochran Street Bible Church agrees. He’s heavily involved in efforts to help children in this community which is maintained by the Statesville Housing Authority.

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Statesville Housing Authority President Darbah Skaff says this is the third time someone has set fire to the playground and says damages exceeded $150,000. At this time, there is no funding to rebuild it.

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