Drewryville to rid itself of eyesore

Published 7:32 am Saturday, July 4, 2009

DREWRYVILLE—The Drewryville School building — once an epicenter of the community but now a dangerous eyesore — will be razed within weeks thanks to an agreement between the county and the local Ruritans.

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted June 22 to enter into an agreement with Drewryville Ruritan Center Inc. — the Ruritan Club’s official name — to help pay for the building’s demolition.

Under the terms of the agreement, Southampton County will pay Crowder & White Contracting LLC $25,200 to tear down the building. The Franklin-based contractor submitted the lowest bid for the project.

In return, the Ruritans will agree to consider $10,000 of the price tag to be a grant from the county. The Ruritans will repay the county the remaining $15,200 by making annual payments of $1,520 and using a 10-year, interest-free loan.