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Was there ever a motel or hotel in Castle Hayne?

Gail Calloway
StarNews

Q. Was there ever a motel or hotel in Castle Hayne? If so, what was the name of it?

A. Yes, there was motel in the Castle Hayne area from the 1940’s until the early 1980’s. The Rainbow Motel was built and run by the Bradshaw family. It was located at 5718 Castle Hayne Road, at the intersection of Castle Hayne Road and Holly Shelter Road.

By the late 1970’s the motel had gone downhill. A lot of the land in the area was condemned and declare uninhabitable because of leaking underground tanks.

The area has been cleaned up and a commercial corridor is developing there. The Kangaroo store sits on the site of the old Rainbow Motel.

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3 Responses to “ Was there ever a motel or hotel in Castle Hayne?”

  1. On June 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm Meridith Belcher wrote:

    These facts are not correct. I just thought you should know.

  2. On June 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm Si Cantwell wrote:

    What is the correct answer?

  3. On January 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm Kelly P wrote:

    There was a motel in Castle Hayne across the street from my grandpa’s gas station, Twin State. They filmed an episode of Matlock there.



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