$73 million school construction project to begin in 6 counties

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Six economically distressed counties have received $73 million in grant funds for school construction.

Part of the state’s Needs Based Public School Capital Fund, the money will go to Camden, Graham, Hertford, Northampton, Rutherford and Wilson counties, reports WRAL-TV via American School and University.

Camden County will receive $10 million to build a new high school, while Graham County will get $3.2 million to build an addition to Robbinsville Middle School and for other renovations to the existing middle/high school building space.

Further, Hertford County will use $15 million to build a new Ahoskie Elementary School; $15 million goes to Northampton County for a new high school; $15 million to Rutherford County for a new Rutherford-Spindale Middle School to replace the existing 94-year old school building; and $15 million to Wilson County to expand the Schools Early College of Applied Technology Academy.

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