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Jamesville NRSBA school set to open its doors next week

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JAMESVILLE, NC -  A new high school in the east dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math is set to open its doors next week. 

9 On Your Side first introduced you to the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience in April. 

The school is starting this year in a new location, moving from Plymouth to the old Jamesville Middle School building.

The school serves students in five counties, Beaufort, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington, and is geared toward serving first generation college families by helping students earn 2 years worth of college credits by the time they graduate.

"There are three children in my family,” said Rosario Lilley, Beauford County freshman. “So I know going to college would be hard. So if I got two years out of the way, it wouldn't be as much as it would be for all four years."

The school year is set to start August 4th in the school's new location in Jamesville.

So 9 On Your Side's Maria Satira spent the day in Martin County, looking into how this new school will impact the economy there. 

While not much is changed on the outside of the old Jamesville Middle School, teachers are busy inside getting ready for their classes to start in less than two weeks. 

From aquariums to notebooks, a lot of things purchased for the school come from local businesses.

While the town of Jamesville is sad to see the middle school go, they are excited about the new opportunity the early college will bring to the town. 

Kim Sutton is the Jamesville town clerk and also has a daughter enrolled at the early college. She says community members as well as the town council and mayor are all excited to see what NERSBA has to offer. 

"You're going to have not only parents from other counties but you're going to have teachers also,” said Kim Sutton, Jamesville Town Clerk. “So hopefully they support our local businesses. We have some great restaurants in town we have Dollar General opening. So we're really excited."

Sutton says a lot of community members don't know much about the early college just yet, but they are happy to see the Jamesville Middle School building being put to good use.

Since NERSBA is a public school, it's funded by tax payer dollars. 
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