Schools To Close Sooner Than Expected

Two elementary schools in Bertie County are closing earlier than expected. At a Friday meeting of the Bertie County Board of Education, a motion was approved without objection to close Askewville and J.P. Law Elementary schools by the end of the this academic year. That moves up the closing one year earlier than the scheduled shutdown of the two schools as part of a consent order as part of a desegregation plan.