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Day care, subject of arson, opens in Clayton

Posted August 9, 2010 3:34 p.m. EDT
Updated August 9, 2010 5:14 p.m. EDT

— A day care in Johnston County opened to students Monday, four months after it was destroyed by a fire.

A 14-year-old is charged in connection with the April 5 fire that destroyed Building Blocks Childcare, 55 Hawkesburg Drive, while it was under construction.

Clayton police are investigating a string of arsons in which six homes, the day care and a school bus have been set on fire since the end of last October. The buildings were all under construction.

Police did not say what connection the 14-year-old may have to the other arson cases.

A reward of up to $20,000 has be offered for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the arson fires. Anyone who observed suspicious activity or has other information about the fire should call Clayton police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479.

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