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Franklinton unveils plans for future high school

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a contract July 13 for the construction of a new high school.

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FRANKLINTON, N.C. — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a contract July 13 for the construction of a new high school. Construction is scheduled to begin next month. The school would open to students in Fall 2011.

The current high school, on Main Street in Franklinton, was not designed for the number of students it accommodates, said Nathan Moreschi, a spokesman for the school district. It will be converted to a middle school.

Branch and Associates submitted a $25,445,100 bid to construct a 214,277-square-foot school at the intersection of Cedar Creek and Lane Store roads between Youngsville and Franklinton. Voters in 2008 approved a bond to pay for the construction.

The new school will be designed to serve 1,200 to 1,600 students, Moreschi said.

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