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Part of building collapses on Main Street in Williamston

(Nicole Ford/NewsChannel 12 photo)

A portion of a building collapsed in downtown Williamson Wednesday morning.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on West Main Street. A N.C. Highway Patrol trooper called in the report of the building collapse. Nobody was injured and the parts of the building that fell were contained to the sidewalk.

NewsChannel 12's Nicole Ford reports Williamston Fire Marshal Stacey Pippen said sidewalks in that area were closed in February. Officials with the Williamston Fire Department were worried the building, built in 1890, had the potential to collapse.

Officials said there is no threat to neighboring businesses but the building, which was once home to Mitchell's Photography, may need to be torn down. A county building inspector is working on procedures and a meeting will be held with the property owner to see about the building's future.

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