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Del. Judge Denies Claim Over Harbeson Garage

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Charles Williams' property in Harbson. (Photo: WBOC) Charles Williams' property in Harbson. (Photo: WBOC)

HARBESON, Del.- A Sussex County Court of Chancery judge has issued a ruling in the case of a Harbeson man whose neighbors filed a lawsuit about him working on cars in his garage.

Charles Williams will be allowed to continue his auto repair hobby in the 2,500-square-foot pole barn on his property, even though neighbors claimed it violated county code.

The judge wrote that the people who filed the lawsuit failed to demonstrate that Williams has created a nuisance. Williams will also be allowed to keep the signs on his property.

Williams denied his neighbors' allegations that he was operating a business on his property. saying it was not a business because he's not making any money. He told WBOC that working on cars inside his "man cave" is his hobby.

"It's a private shop, it's a pole barn, it's mine," he said. "I share it with my friends. I teach my kids that you always share your best stuff."

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