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ENC school districts capture share of $300 million lottery-funded grants

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Nine school districts, including three in eastern North Carolina, will share more than $300 million in new state lottery-funded grant awards for school construction, renovation projects, and other capital improvements.

Nine school districts, including three in eastern North Carolina, will share more than $300 million in new state lottery-funded grant awards for school construction, renovation projects, and other capital improvements.

Many were in areas hard hit by natural disasters in recent years.

The Greene County School District was awarded $50 million to build a new high school to replace the existing one; Pamlico County Schools receives $50 million to build a new 6-12 school, which will replace two existing buildings; Tyrrell County Schools will get 350-thousand to build a new Career Technical Education center that will serve the high school and early college

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt said many students in North Carolina attend schools built decades ago, and these grants are paying for schools designed and built for the 21st century.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.