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What is the history of that creepy-looking place on Castle Hayne Road?

Cece Nunn
StarNews
The property at 5010 Castle Hayne Road

The property at 5010 Castle Hayne Road. (From the New Hanover County Tax Inquiry website)

Some land for sale just past St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Castle Hayne Road, where part of a brick building is visible above the trees, is likely what this reader is asking about.

The property at 5010 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, and surrounded by a chain-link fence, is owned by Winifred Seale, according to New Hanover County tax records.

Bought by William and Winifred Seale for $80,000 from Raiford Trask in 1988, the 7.3-acre property’s value in August 2011 was more than $1 million, according to county tax records.

At one time, a slaughterhouse occupied the building, said Tom Radewicz, a Castle Hayne resident who will be the mayor of the town of Castle Hayne if voters there agree it should be incorporated in November 2011.

Bob Meyer, longtime Castle Hayne resident and former postman in the area, said the building was the Rosedale meat packing plant before the Trask family bought the property.

In 1989, William Seale, president of Cape Fear Recyclers, got a special use permit from the county to put a recycling center in an abandoned meat packing facility on Castle Hayne Road, according to a StarNews article from March 1989 (written by Tricia Robertson, now Tricia Vance). But Seale died in December 1989.

Radewicz said the property was used in at least one movie, which may account for the fact that parts of the building looks burned in online tax department maps.

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