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Five NC counties share $60 million for new school construction projects

January 13, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:14 AM

Congratulations to Bladen County, Carteret County, Catawba County, Cleveland County, and Harnett County public schools! These counties will now get the financial support they so need to improve places of learning for their kids. Here’s how your play will benefit kids in these counties:

  • Bladen County Public Schools, a $15 million grant, to help replace two existing schools and combine them onto one Pre-K through 8th grade campus. One of these buildings is a middle school that is over 100 years old.
  • Carteret County Public Schools, a $10 million grant, to help build new classrooms and gyms at West Carteret High School, White Oak Elementary School, East Carteret High School, and Broad Creek Middle School.
  • Catawba County, Newton-Conover City Schools, a $10 million grant, to help build a new wing at Newton-Conover High School.
  • Cleveland County Public Schools, a $15 million grant, to help build 900-seat auditoriums at Burns High School and Crest High School.
  • Harnett County Public Schools, a $10 million grant, to help build a new Northwest Harnett Elementary School.

Every single grant was awarded with money raised exclusively by the lottery.

So far, 30 school districts across North Carolina have received grants, resulting in 26 new schools and buildings, as well as the replacement of 29 older, existing schools.

Thank you for supporting this great cause. These new projects sound like great new places of learning for kids across our great state.


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2/23/2021 12:01 - angela p.


1/21/2021 11:36 - Allen M.

i hope this helps these schools and i look fwd to hearing more news like this...moreso, about making every single school meal free to every single kid. how much would this cost? (i'm seriously asking how much that would cost :)

1/21/2021 08:35 - diane s.

Congratulations to all the schools that received money!

1/16/2021 01:08 - Rhonda-Lyn M.

That is great news. How are the counties, and the amount each receives decided?NC Lottery
Hi Rhonda-Lyn, we provide funds to every county in North Carolina. Each year in the state budget, the legislature can adjust which programs receive funds raised by the lottery. You can read about how lottery funds have been assigned to each county here:

1/14/2021 08:25 - Denver G.

Wow 4 players split last nights cash 5. One in the east, one in the west (300miles & 5hrs apart) and two online. Don't see why anyone would complain about that. $37k each.....

1/14/2021 12:13 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to all of the schools who received the money to improve their school.It is going to a very good cause. Awesome !

1/13/2021 07:34 - Jonathan H.

That’s awesome!

1/13/2021 01:18 - Lenora T.

Absolutely amazing :)

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