The debate over whether the town of Bryson City should relinquish its right of way on Fry Street has resurfaced, but this time the railroad is offering the town something in exchange for the closure.
The Bryson City Board of Aldermen will soon revisit the controversial topic of whether to relinquish its right-of-way on Fry Street at the request of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
A recent debacle between the town of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad has been a wake-up call for the local business community.
Kim Albritton was visibly shaken up when she walked out of Bryson City Town Hall on Monday night.
Alderwoman Heidi Woodard’s motion for the town to abandon the right-of-way on Fry Street was met with silence at Monday night’s Bryson City board meeting, but town leaders say that doesn’t mean the issue is dead.
While November is usually still a busy time for downtown Bryson City merchants, Paige Christie said her sales are down a third over last year.
There was barely room to breathe in Bryson City Town Hall on Monday night.
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