M’boro Rescue loses insurance

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2007

MURFREESBORO – Call it another nail in the coffin.

The Murfreesboro Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS) has lost its insurance.

While not much was discussed about MVRS at last week’s Murfreesboro Town Council meeting, a document given to the town commissioners revealed the loss of vehicle insurance.

In a notice of cancellation, Arch Insurance Company based out of Kansas City, Mo. notified MVRS of the status on their insurance package, which includes auto coverage.

Coastal Risk Management, Inc. in Roanoke Rapids was the agency for the policy.

Effective September 9, the notice list the reason for cancellation as “non payment of premium.”

At the meeting, Murfreesboro Town Administrator Cathy Davison said the state could pull MVRS’s license because they have no insurance.

Meanwhile, Davison said on Thursday the town is still working with Hertford County on possibly hosting a county EMS truck at MVRS building.

Last month, MVRS President Cheryl Davis was sent an eviction notice by the town stating the squad would have to vacate from the building on Sycamore Street by November 1.

The building stands on town owned land.

In August, the council decided to begin the eviction process on MVRS after months of discussion about the property and the need for more space for the Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department.

The same month, MVRS’s franchise was not renewed by the Hertford County Commissioners after they were informed the squad would only respond to calls on Fridays.