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Grammy-winning Randy Travis' name removed from Marshville signs

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The Town of Marshville has switched its welcoming signs on Highway 74. Originally reading "Home of Randy Travis" along with other bits -- the town has switched to a more conventional "Welcome to Marshville, North Carolina" group of signs.

Town Manager Fern Shubert said the original sign was cluttered and hard to understand to cars passing by and the change had nothing to do with the Grammy-award winning musician.

"The old signs had problems and needed to be replaced," Shubert said. "I wanted something that would sort of tie into (the Town Hall signs). Same type of color, same kind of style -- something that was simple and dignifying.

"A lot of people thought it was too busy. Had nothing to do with any particular element to the sign -- had nothing to do with Randy Travis. Its just that's not your normal welcome sign and people don't know what it is when you drive by because there are so many things on it...it was nice enough but it had been a long time since it was new and it just needed to be replaced."

Travis has had run-ins with the law over the last few years -- mostly alcohol related -- and suffered a stroke last year that has continued to disrupt his musical career.

 

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