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Group hopes to save historic school in Currituck

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CURRITUCK, NC (AP) -- A group hoping to save a historic school
building in Currituck from being bulldozed is working on a rescue
plan.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported
that Currituck commissioners voted last
month to either raze or remove the former Coinjock Colored School
because of its deteriorating condition. The school was built in
1920 with funds from Sears and Roebuck president and philanthropist
Julius Rosenwald to promote black education.

The president of the Currituck Historic Society says she
believes grants or private contributions may be available to
restore the school.

The county's demolition order means the building could be razed
or removed in 60 days. Historic Society President Barbara Snowden
says commissioners appear willing to extend the deadline if the
group can come up with a plan.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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