Asheboro school built in 1926 to be torn down

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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- One of Asheboro's oldest schools is preparing to come down making room for a new school.

Asheboro City School's Early Childhood Development Center is housed at the old Balfour Elementary School. Built in 1926, the school has a wood frame and hardwood floors.

Asheboro City Schools Director of Facilities and Maintenance Mike Mize said the school is showing its age.

"I felt like we tried to stretch it as far as we could, said Mize. "We looked at renovating it but, by the time we did that it could have cost $1 million"

Instead, old Balfour will be torn down and replaced by a new building with a multipurpose room and two classrooms.

The new school should be ready for the 2013-2014 school year.