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County to Buy Land for Rolesville School

Posted April 21, 2008

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— Wake County commissioners on Monday approved spending more than $2 million to buy land for a middle school in Rolesville.

The school will be located off Burlington Mills Road near U.S. Highway 401.

The town of Rolesville will help pay some of the costs.

The deal comes seven months after commissioners refused to approve a deal sought by Wake County school system officials. The district wanted to purchase 45 acres off Burlington Mills Road for $3.5 million, or about $75,000 an acre, but independent appraisals valued the land at $48,000 to $64,000 an acre.

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  • chargernut69 Apr 22, 2008

    wonder if the county will look back into the 100+ acres of land for sale in Apex for a school about a year ago??:

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1515091/

  • trunkmonkee1971 Apr 22, 2008

    A middle school in rolesville? man, that town has really grown.

  • whatelseisnew Apr 21, 2008

    Based on what is written in this story, it does seem that the Commissioners did a good thing for us harried taxpayers.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Apr 21, 2008

    The county government was able to buy land cheaper than the school board for a school. No wonder the school board is always wanting money. The school board can't manage it's money.