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Habitat house taking shape at Jordan-Matthews

SILER CITY — The little house that Jordan-Matthews High School students are building is coming along. It’ll be a one-bedroom place with both a loft and accommodations for disabled individuals.

Jordan-Matthews students are positioning each board and driving every nail on this Habitat for Humanity structure. Living Well Earth Stewards, an organization that promotes sustainable living, is collaborating on the project. Jordan-Matthews construction teacher Mark Riggsbee and Chatham Habitat for Humanity construction director Harvey Harman are overseeing the work.

Habitat House taking shape at Jordan-Matthews High School. Chatham County Schools educators and community members took a peek inside the house while at Jordan-Matthews for a March 7 networking breakfast hosted by the district’s Career and Technical Education Program. Riggsbee updated them on the house, which began coming together this past November and should be finished in May, according to Jordan-Matthews career-development coordinator Loretta Batchelor.

When the house is ready, a crew will move it to Franklinville, which is in Randolph County, Batchelor said.