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      Historic Building Saved From Demolition

      Amherst Co., VA -- The historic Phelps Road School building has been saved from demolition. According to the building's new owner, Amherst County withdrew it's request for a demolition hearing that was set for late August.

      Stewart Smith purchased the building in May. He says he has been working with the county to determine the best use for the building. Smith says he has plans to fix the broken windows, the roof and remove the debris inside.

      The county still has the option to refile their request to demolish the building if they choose to do so.

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