Hope firefighters ready to finish station

Hope volunteer firefighters are moving ahead with plans to finish a new fire station on the east side of the town.

Disputes over funding and the finances of the new station tied up the town last year but the town council agreed to a new building permit last night.

Ed Johnson, formerly with the Hartsville Fire Department and a building inspector, said he would be overseeing the final construction. He said the work would all be done up to code and would be inspected before the new station opens.