Mooresville breaks-ground on Selma Burke Center


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Mooresville’s Selma Burke Community Center held its official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, with members of the Parks and Recreation Department, Town officials and staff, and representatives from Miles McClellan Construction on hand to celebrate.

The short ceremony recognized the beginning of the center’s expansion, which will include a renovated gym with new basketball courts, a new playground and picnic shelter, and a multi-purpose building with classrooms. The project is funded by the voter-approved 2014 bond referendum and a recently awarded Parks and Recreation grant.

Mayor Pro Tem Thurman Houston, who has been a strong advocate for the project, said that he believes the expansion will lead to the facility becoming a “safe haven” for the community’s youth, a place where they can both play and learn.

Mayor Miles Atkins commended Houston for his dedication to seeing the project come to fruition, stating that “it will be a legacy project” for the Mayor Pro Tem.

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