Community College preparing to launch bus program

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A local community college is preparing to launch a new transportation program for students.

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James Sprunt Community College will start running buses to pick up students on August 15.

Students with a valid id will be able to ride the buses for no additional cost. The transportation fee will be included in tuition and fees that all students pay.

There are seven pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Duplin County:
-Old Chinquapin School, Chinquapin at 6:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.
-National Guard Armory, Beulaville at 6:55 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
-Friendly Mart, Kornegay at 7:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
-Piggly Wiggly, Faison at 6:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.
-Piggly Wiggly, Warsaw at 7:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
-Wal-Mart, Wallace at 6:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.
-IGA, Rose Hill at 7:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

President of James Sprunt Community College Lawrence Rouse said in a statement, "having transportation available will be a huge asset to our students. No student should have to walk 10 miles to get to class, which is something we have had happen in the past."

A ribbon cutting for the new program will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday on campus.