Hope Mills Partnerships with Cumberland County and the YMCA will make an aquatic center possible in Hope Mills, according to the town's board of commissioners.

Hope Mills Commissioners met with the Cumberland County financial committee members, county commissioners, and the Cumberland County Board of Education to discuss and approve a partnership to build the aquatic center. All of the commissioners and committee members unanimously approved the partnership to help bring the aquatic center to Hope Mills.

"The YMCA as of today raised close to 2 million dollars to build a structure," said Mayor Jackie Warner. "So it's on and we're looking at about 18 months from when we can break ground. We can't break ground until we raise about 2.5 to 3 million dollars, but it's looking like that's going to happen."

The majority of the meeting was spent in closed session to hear reports on "investigations of alleged criminal conduct.’’

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