Town planner Paul Embler shows council members a map of the planned Glen Lake apartment community on N.C. 210.
Town planner Paul Embler shows council members a map of the planned Glen Lake apartment community on N.C. 210. dquizon@newsobserver.com
Town planner Paul Embler shows council members a map of the planned Glen Lake apartment community on N.C. 210. dquizon@newsobserver.com

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