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Donations Help Save Wilson School

Posted April 6, 2006 1:26 a.m. EDT

— Parents and parishioners stepped up to save a Catholic school in Wilson.

Last week, St. Therese School announced it would close at the end of the school year. Officials blamed declining enrollment and a rising deficit.

Church members and parents offered pledges to help.

School leaders say they got enough donations to keep the school open next year. They are already working on a long-term plan.