Maiden breaks town hall ground

Maiden leaders officially broke ground Sunday on a new government building expected to cost the town about $2.1 million.

Several dozen citizens attended a ceremony to celebrate a new 14,000-square-foot town hall that Maiden leaders say should be complete in the next year.

The new facility on Main Avenue will be about four times larger than Maiden's current town hall.

In April, Maiden Town Council voted 4-1 in favor of building the new facility. Councilman Max Bumgarner Jr. was the lone dissenter.