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Randolph County Visitor Center construction photos

I came across this post from Michael Mahan on the under construction I-73/74 Visitor Center in Randolph County. At the bottom of the post is a photo stream taken by Will Weaver showing the under construction Rest Area and Visitor Center near Seagrove.

The Visitor Center is scheduled to be opened later this month.

A few years ago there was some controversy on whether or not this would be a State Welcome Center. Originally legislated to be a Welcome Center, backlash from the decision forced a reversal and the Welcome Center became a Visitor's Center.

The difference between the two is Welcome Centers are manned by state employees compared to local volunteers at a Visitor Center. The cost to man a Welcome Center and the fact that it was 50 miles from the South Carolina line helped to fuel the backlash.

Also, check out Mid South Irrigation and Landscape's photo gallery of the fountain that will be on display at the Visitor's Center.

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