Cherryville, NC -- After 97 years, time is standing still in Cherryville.
The Gaston Gazette reports city officials have scrapped an idea to refurbish a clock attached to the local three-story bank building because it would be too costly.
Cherryville Fire Chief Jeff Cash approached City Council in November with a plan to fix the clock, which he said dates back to 1916. Cash said that the McClintock clock was deteriorating and could be a safety concern, but he didn't want to throw it out.
Then Cash got the word.
The clock had deteriorated so much because of age and exposure to the elements that the renovation would be extensive and cost between $60,000 and $100,000.
The clock is now in storage. It will eventually be displayed in the Cherryville Historical Museum.