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Local attorney buys former Vale Masonic Lodge

Local attorney Bob Butler bought the former Masonic Lodge in Vale in September. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Bob Butler said he never intended to buy the former Masonic Lodge building.

Butler said he just wanted to poke his head into the auction event held on Sept. 29.

“I went over and looked at the building so I had an idea of its condition,” said Butler, a managing partner in the local law firm Butler & Looney PC.

During the auction, Butler said he was . . .