Johnston County looking to raise more than $130M to build new school

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Johnston County voters could be asked this fall to borrow $133 million to build a new high school and elementary school in the fast-growing western part of the county, according to The News & Observer.

The school board has made the request to county commissioners, who will decide the details of a bond referendum on the November ballot.

“We’re growing a school a year,” Mike Wooten, chairman of the Johnston County school board, was quoted as saying. “We are blessed to be in a county that’s growing, but we are growing faster than we can build schools.”

Johnston County was the third fastest-growing county in North Carolina last year. Its growth outpaced that of Wake County, which was ninth.

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