Local Interest
9:33 am
Wed August 29, 2007

McIntyre Distributes Funds in Brunswick County

Wilmington, NC – Congressman Mike McIntyre criss-crossed Brunswick County yesterday to hand out checks totaling more than $860,000.

McIntyre loaned $485,000 to the Shallotte Fire Department and $300,000 for the expansion of the Carolina Shores town hall. He also presented Leland's Lincoln Elementary School with a $75,000 eRate grant.

In a crowded computer classroom, McIntyre told students the grant would purchase computers, telecommunications equipment and provide internet access.

Today is a special day to celebrate one way you're going to be able to be a better citizen, and that is how to use really good technology to help you learn. And that is something you'll be able to carry with you throughout your lives.

School officials say the eRate grant will enable students to take virtual field trips and hold video conferences with students across the state.

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