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School board chairman meets with North Central area residents to discuss possible school closings
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Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon (center) holds up a copy of the 1987 Report of Independent Citizens Committee for Facility Planning as trustees (from left) Louis Clyburn, Kim Horton DuRant and Mark Sury look on during a question and answer session at North Central High School on Thursday evening. Blackmon held up the nearly 30-year-old report as an example of how the potential consolidation of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools has been an ongoing issue for many years. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
About 30 to 50 people sat scattered in the North Central High School (NCHS) auditorium for two hours Thursday night as Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon answered questions from area residents about the potential closing of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools. Blackmon agreed to the meeting, a request by area resident Melissa Catledge in the wake of the board’s Feb. 2 meeting at Mt.

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