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Elizabeth City rec and senior center to re-open after precautionary bedbug closure

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 14:46:37-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Elizabeth City officials have confirmed to News 3 that the Knobbs Creek Recreation and Senior Center in the city closed around 1 p.m. because of a bedbug found by an employee on Monday, but will re-open on Thursday after a full inspection and examination.

All activities and programs had to be canceled. Center employees had been given temporary work off-site, according to city officials.

City officials added that this is the first time the recreation and senior center has had a problem with bedbugs.

Officials said they’ve had bedbug issues in the city before and wanted to be extra cautious.