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Church donates to Beaufort area schools

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Four Beaufort County Schools to receive a monetary donation from an area church. Mt. Carmel Baptist announced the donation of $4,450 to schools serving the Whale Branch and Battery Creek communities, according to a release from Beaufort County School District.

Donations of $1,000 each will go to Whale Branch Middle School, Whale Branch Early College High School and Battery Creek High School. A donation of $1,450 will go to Whale Branch Elementary School, with the additional $450 going to an awards program that gives students incentives for good behavior.

In the release Mt Carmel's pastor, Rev. James Moore, says that he has been encouraging the congregation to get involved. "In northern Beaufort County, there aren't as many businesses for schools to partner with compared to other parts of the county, so we've concluded that we have to get 'untraditional' and do some things that churches typically don't do," said Rev. James Moore.

Moore said the money is for the schools' principals and teachers to use as they see fit. An additional thousand-dollar church donation is going to Head Start, which supports pre-kindergarten children.

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