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Fundraiser Aims to Help Recover Losses of Cape Fear H.S. Fire

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FAYETTEVILLE — It has been nearly three months since fire destroyed part of Cape Fear High School and repairs are not finished yet.

Thetwo students chargedwith setting the fire are still awaiting trial. But other students and staff are not waiting for that trial, or insurance money to restore pride in their school.

The Parent Teacher Student Association is holding a fundraiser Friday to try and replace things not covered by insurance -- items like personal teaching materials and aesthetic items damaged around the school.

"It contributes to pride and the overall performance of students academically if we have a very sterile learning environment," says principal Jeff Jernigan.

The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 11. Cape Fear Barbeque on Grove Street will donate half of its proceeds to the school.

The owner says she wanted to help out because many of her employees are Cape Fear students, and because she was once a fire victim herself.

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