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School Bond Construction Project Costs Skyrocket


Last updated 7/14/2021 at 4:14pm

The financial realities of the $68 million dollar school bond construction project hit home Tuesday night at a special session meeting of the Transylvania County Board of Education.

Board members didn’t get the news they hoped to receive, and those in attendance didn’t parse words about the situation.

“The numbers are not good,” said Norris Barger, chief financial officer for Transylvania County Schools. “I’m not going to sugarcoat it.”

In his opening remarks, Barger said, based on preliminary figures from ClarkNexsen architectural firm and Vannoy Construction –– the tw...

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