KENANSVILLE — The Golden LEAF Board of Directors announced a grant award of $1,075,000 to James Sprunt Community College during their February board meeting.

According to the announcement, the grant will be used for personnel, equipment, and building renovations at the WestPark Industry Training Center and will help establish a new machining program to increase the pool of industrial maintenance mechanics in Duplin County by graduating 20 curriculum students and 60 continuing education students, with 60 students earning at least one third-party credential.

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