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Brunswick County expanding school system

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Brunswick County is growing. That's why school board members have decided it's time to start expanding its school system. Designs for a new elementary and middle school have been approved. County school administrators say the elementary school will be built in the northern part of the county, near Leland, housing up to 600 students and modeled after Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary. The middle school will be built in Holden Beach, with an 800-student capacity. The $35.5 million plan will help alleviate overcrowding in county schools, benefiting hundreds in the area. Brunswick County Schools spokesperson Adam Henning said, "The growth in the county is continuous. We're the seventeenth fastest growing county in the country right now and with growth comes new students. We need to be able to serve those students and have state-of-the-art classrooms." Henning says another $130 million project is in the works. That will include the construction of a new high school and renovations to existing county schools.

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