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Va. pastor says church is in road project's path

Friday - 8/10/2012, 3:24am  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - The pastor of a Chesapeake church says a road-widening project may force his congregation to find a new home.

The city wants to extend a road from two to four lanes next to New Galilee Baptist Church and replace a bridge.

The church has been asked to sell all or a portion of its lot, but church leaders say neither offer was acceptable.

But the Rev. Anderson Foreman Jr. tells The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/O8gJh2) it's possible that the church will have to leave its 107-year history behind.

Church attorney Joseph Waldo says the current building was built in 1999, and trustees believe a church at another location can't be built for the $2 million the city offered for the entire property.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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