OAK RIDGE, N.C. -- Officials at North Carolina's last military prep school say they think the worst of their problems are over, but they will continue to tweak the 167-year-old institution to guarantee its survival.
A year ago, Oak Ridge Military Academy was unable to pay its employees or its creditors and attendance was down. Some say financial mismanagement had put the school on the brink of bankruptcy.
Former Army Maj. Cuyler McKnight took over as president in November.
He says the school has 75 students enrolled and expects 130 next fall. McKnight plans to add sports teams to draw more students. But he says the academy will have to change to a day school for female students because there aren't enough girls enrolled to justify a separate dorm.
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