School board buys more land for Crame...

School board buys more land for Cramerton high school site

There are 21 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Mar 15, 2010, titled School board buys more land for Cramerton high school site. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

Gaston County Board of Education approved the purchase of four parcels of land that will help the school system build a new high school in Cramerton.

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Johnathon R

Charlotte, NC

#1 Mar 16, 2010
I think it's great the County is buying land for a new school, but I don't understand why they need 138+ acres? I'm hoping that they would divide up this parcel and sell off the unneeded property after it's all said and done so that the tax payers money is not left invested in unused land.

Anyone know if that is the plans?
VotinJoe

United States

#2 Mar 16, 2010
You have to have athletic fields, run-off, parking,etc. These will be big schools. I love it! It means less land developed and jammed with stores and houses and less traffic! Good move! I look forward to our new schools!
Just sayin

Frisco, TX

#3 Mar 16, 2010
They plan on putting more than the high school on the land. There was talk about an elementary and middle school on that land as well.
Realist

Charlotte, NC

#4 Mar 16, 2010
VotinJoe wrote:
You have to have athletic fields, run-off, parking,etc. These will be big schools. I love it! It means less land developed and jammed with stores and houses and less traffic! Good move! I look forward to our new schools!
You're a moron, Joe. It also means more comsumption by government and less production by the private sector! You need a lesson in basic economics.
abc

Fayetteville, NC

#5 Mar 16, 2010
Yep, they're planning on building a middle school as well.
VotinJoe

Charlotte, NC

#7 Mar 17, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>You're a moron, Joe. It also means more comsumption by government and less production by the private sector! You need a lesson in basic economics.
Well I won't stoop to calling you a name but I assure I don't consider myself a "moron". LOL. I'm all for free enterprise but not at the expense of my quality of life. I think ANYTIME we can conserve our vanishing land around here, that's a GOOD thing..and I am for it. And that comes from someone who voted for Reagan and Bush - twice. ;)
Realist

Charlotte, NC

#8 Mar 17, 2010
VotinJoe wrote:
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Well I won't stoop to calling you a name but I assure I don't consider myself a "moron". LOL. I'm all for free enterprise but not at the expense of my quality of life. I think ANYTIME we can conserve our vanishing land around here, that's a GOOD thing..and I am for it. And that comes from someone who voted for Reagan and Bush - twice. ;)
Free enterprise is what gives you that quality of life not more control of property by government.
VotinJoe

United States

#9 Mar 17, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Free enterprise is what gives you that quality of life not more control of property by government.
The greatest conservative ( Republican) leaders have also been avid conservationists. Remember - it was a Republican president who opened our national parks system. Conserving a few acres and providing a nice school for children in no way inhibits free enterprise in this community. You are thinking very small and narrow. Anyone who wants to jam the community with row after of houses and stores does not care about quality of life - period. We probably have two different definitions of "quality of life".
Seriously

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 17, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Free enterprise is what gives you that quality of life not more control of property by government.
I think you like to play the Devils Advocate. This logic can not be universally applied to one tract of land or it becomes illogical. No one disagrees with your general premise but it does not negate the need for schools, hospitals, parks or other public spaces.
VotinHomo

United States

#11 Mar 17, 2010
I live in cramerton & would much rather see a mall on this land...call it west lake!
Mark Lynch

United States

#14 Mar 18, 2010
Johnathon R wrote:
I think it's great the County is buying land for a new school, but I don't understand why they need 138+ acres? I'm hoping that they would divide up this parcel and sell off the unneeded property after it's all said and done so that the tax payers money is not left invested in unused land.
Anyone know if that is the plans?
138 acres is a lot of land and 5 million dollars is still a lot of money. It's good to see people questioning this. I notice a high voltage powerline takes up a lot of space on this property. My guess is that a lot of citizens have serious concerns and questions about the county buying this property.
abc

Fayetteville, NC

#15 Mar 19, 2010
@Mark: Not sure where you see a high voltage power line on the property. The only power line I see is north of the school property and west of Lakewood Rd. The power line goes through a property that is currently for sale.
Mark Lynch

United States

#16 Mar 19, 2010
abc wrote:
@Mark: Not sure where you see a high voltage power line on the property. The only power line I see is north of the school property and west of Lakewood Rd. The power line goes through a property that is currently for sale.
Thanks or pointing this out. Due to the size of the property, I thought the powerline was on it.
Emmy

Belmont, NC

#17 Mar 20, 2010
VotinJoe wrote:
You have to have athletic fields, run-off, parking,etc. These will be big schools. I love it! It means less land developed and jammed with stores and houses and less traffic! Good move! I look forward to our new schools!
While I agree wholeheartedly with you about keeping down the population growth and traffic, I am terribly concerned about how Cramerton will afford to provide services to the school(s) with no additional basis for tax income. It is very expensive to provide services (public safety, maintenance, etc). As our liability will increase, where is the money to support that liability coming from? Our taxes are already so high...
VotinJoe

Charlotte, NC

#18 Mar 21, 2010
Schools are not funded by the towns - they are funded by the county and the state. Gaston County Police provide the SROs. The schools will actually benefit Cramerton if they get their water from them - they will be paying customers. That's GOOD for Cramerton. The school will cost Cramerton nothing as far as the things you mentioned.

I do have concerns about where the county and the state will get the money to operate the school once it is built.
Freddy

Charlotte, NC

#19 Apr 29, 2010
If they build a middle school there, what will they call it? We already have a Cramerton Middle School.
chuck

Raleigh, NC

#21 May 13, 2010
Mark Lynch wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks or pointing this out. Due to the size of the property, I thought the powerline was on it.
mark you are right. abc is wrong. there is a power line on both pieces of property.

Since: Nov 10

United States

#22 Nov 30, 2010
Lakewood would be a good name. As it keeps with tradition, although I'm sure most of the students will be asking "where's the lake?"

Anyone have any idea what the plans are for how they're going to divide up school districts?
in the know

Gastonia, NC

#23 Nov 30, 2010
I'll bet it's going to be Harper High after the Stanley couple who donated the millions.

Since: Oct 07

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#24 Nov 30, 2010
Maybe they'll go with Cramerton High School? I like Lakewood High - it has a good sound to it. What would the mascot be?

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