Article I

Incorporation, Corporate Powers and Boundaries

Sec. 1.1. Incorporation

The Town of La Grange, North Carolina, in the County of Lenoir, and the inhabitants thereof, shall continue to be a municipal body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the "Town of La Grange," hereinafter at times referred to as the "town."

Sec. 1.2. Powers

The Town of La Grange shall have and may exercise all of the powers, duties, rights, privileges and immunities, which are now, or hereafter may be, conferred, either expressly or by implication, upon the Town of La Grange, specifically, or upon municipal corporations, generally, by this Charter, by the state constitution, or by general or local law.

Sec. 1.3. Corporate limits

The corporate limits of the Town of La Grange shall be those existing at the time of ratification of this Charter, as the same are set forth on the official map of the city, and as the same may be altered from time to time in accordance with law. An official map of the town, showing the current town boundaries, shall be maintained permanently in the office of the town clerk, and shall be available for public inspection. Immediately upon alteration of the corporate limits made pursuant to law, the appropriate changes to the official map of the town shall be made.