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USDA RD State Director Participates in Ribbon-Cutting at Whiteville High

Robert Kerns
Release Date
Mar 21, 2022

WHITEVILLE, N.C., MARCH 21, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Whiteville High School in Columbus County today. 

Whiteville City Schools utilized $14 million in Community Facility Loan Funds to demolish and reconstruct a 72 thousand square foot building for Whiteville High School.

The facility includes:

•           Classrooms
•           Computer labs
•           Administration and guidance offices
•           Cafeteria
•           Media center
•           Parking lot improvements
•           Service drive for buses

Speight was joined by several representatives from Whiteville City Schools, along with federal and local officials.

“We are proud of our continued relationship with Whiteville City Schools,” said Speight. “This partnership with this rural corner of North Carolina is helping to prepare their children for the future. Our continued investment into the future of rural American schools is a continued example of our moto ‘Together, America Prospers.’”


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.



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