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.

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    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.

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