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Paving at North Marion High Track Delayed

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As students and faculty pulled in to North Marion High School Monday morning, they probably noticed it was a smoother ride.

The Marion County Board of Education awarded Bear Contracting the contract for a paving project at the school in June.

The $240,000 project included paving the parking lots and the roads to the athletic facilities.

It was also supposed to lay the base for an eight-line track but Superintendent Gary Price said it will have to wait.

"The track is on a little bit of a hold right now because it turned out there was some drainage issues out there that we need to address. Making it a little more of an expensive venture then we originally thought," Price said.

The Board of Education said it wants to get more kids involved in track in the county, and having its own facility will make that happen.

Price originally wanted to see North Marion host a track meet in the spring of 2014, but said the Board will need a little bit of extra time to fundraise.

"It's not that we're not doing the track, but we are going to have to set more money aside to do the entire project," Price said.

Price said the project will resume once the Board of Education receives more money.

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