Legal battle ensues after county’s only license plate office shuts down

Legal battle ensues after county’s only license plate office shuts down

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — There is now a legal fight after Lincoln County’s only DMV license plate agency shut down.

The state DMV doesn’t own the agency, which is outsourced to a private company.

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One of the owners of the company died last month, so the DMV canceled its contract.

The owner’s son also owns the business and claims the contract is still good, so he is suing the DMV.

A judge issued a temporary restraining order so the office can stay open in the meantime.

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