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Pender County parents hope commissioner OK rec center plan

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BURGAW, NC (WWAY) -- Pender County parents say they have a tough time keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble after school hours. That's why they hope commissioners will approve a plan to build a rec center in Burgaw.

Pender County doesn't have a YMCA or Boys & Girls Club, and community activists say they desperately need the facility.

"In fact, the three main attractions in Burgaw are the jailhouse, the courthouse and the prisonhouse, and they're attracting our kids at an alarming rate," Johnny Stringfield of the Pender County Activity Council said. "That's why it's so vital that we put some facilities in place for our kids."

County commissioners will meet Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss the possibility. Once they choose a place the Pender County Activity Council says it will cost about $500,000 to build the facility.

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