In 2005, Ann and Steve Curlee packed their belongings tightly in their mobile home to move to a new park 15 miles away. The grounds they had lived on since the late 1980s in Morrisville were being sold, and the families who had settled there had been asked to leave.

Now in their 70s, the Curlees may have to start packing again if their home in Cary’s Chatham Estates Mobile Home Park is sold. It could cost tens of thousands of dollars to uproot and move their mobile home, which was built in the early 2000s. “It stinks,” said Steve, a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran who works part-time at Food Lion.

The couple, married in 1976, raised their son, Ricky, in Morrisville and Cary. Ann, 71, held back tears, saying, “I thought this would be the last move that we had to make.”

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