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Siler City License Plate Agency shuts doors

By Mike Gates

As of Thursday morning, the Siler City License Plate Agency was temporarily closed for business.

Citizens who made their ways to the agency saw an orange notice posted on the door.

The “Siler City License Plate Agency is closed temporary (sic) due to staffing shortages,” it read.

Town Manager Bryan Thompson declined to comment on the specifics of the matter, but he said the closure shouldn’t be permanent.

“The town hopes this disruption will be short-lived,” Thompson said, adding that efforts will be made to reopen the facility as soon as possible.

Mayor John Grimes did not have a comment on the closure.

An emergency meeting of the Board of Commissioners was announced Wednesday night — scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, located at 311 N.Second Ave.

It was to be a closed meeting set to discuss a personnel issue.

Under the general statute cited, the discussion will focus on considering “the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee.”

Thompson neither confirmed nor denied that the agency’s closure and the personnel issue to be discussed Thursday night were related.

In the absence of a local License Plate Agency, area residents have several options.

First, most transactions can be completed in the mail or online at under the “Online Services” tab.

If the need for a physical location arises, the nearest agencies are in Asheboro, at 338 S. Fayetteville St.,Sanford, at 331 Wilson Road, and Chapel Hill, at 1704 E. Franklin St.

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