Church Comes Down To Make Way For New Worship Center

One of the oldest churches in Onslow County came tumbling down Monday, brick by brick.

Dozens of parishioners at St Julia A.M.E. Zion Church in Jacksonville had cameras in their hands and tears in their eyes as they watched this historic church being demolished.

The building was only 69 years old, but the history of the church dates back to the 1800's. The church needed lots of repairs and more room for its nearly 300 members.

The new church will be all one floor and handicap accessible. Many of the stained glass windows and bricks will be put in a keepsake room in the new church.

The new $1.5 million church will be built right next to the old church in Jacksonville.

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