2016-12-31 / The Bullhorn

RCS receives ‘Christmas gifts’


Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation representatives visited Roxboro Community School on December 14, to deliver the second no-interest loan of $360,000 to the school. Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation representatives visited Roxboro Community School on December 14, to deliver the second no-interest loan of $360,000 to the school. Roxboro Community School received early Christmas gifts earlier this month, when the City of Roxboro and Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation once again offered their support to the school’s renovation efforts.

The Roxboro City Council voted last Tuesday, Dec. 13, to help with the cost of the new parking lot to be constructed on land the school owns between Depot and Foushee streets.

Council members and Mayor Merilyn Newell agreed to fund the replacement of sewer lines running through that parcel of land. This will cover an estimated expense of $26,000.

On Wednesday, December 14, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation delivered another $360,000, no-interest loan. This is the second such Rural Economic Development loan and grant the electric cooperative has secured for the school. This one will go toward work on the parking lot, which the school hopes to have ready by next summer.

The added parking spaces and drop-off lanes are designed to help alleviate congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times.

RCS is currently out of session for the holiday break. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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