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Big turnout expected on eve of public hearing on Mabscott annexation proposal

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Residents in and around Mabscott are expected to turn out in large numbers Tuesday to express their concerns over the proposed annexation of part of a major highway into Mabscott.

Such a large turnout is expected that the public hearing had to be moved to accommodate the crowd.

The current proposal being heard by the Raleigh County Commission would give Mabscott jurisdiction of the four-lane Route 16 through MacArthur.

But many are worried that annexation would lead to that stretch of highway becoming a speed trap for drivers.

Tomorrow's meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the county commission's office in uptown.

Commissioners invite anyone interested in the hearing to attend.

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