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Louisa County breaking new ground after 2-year anniversary of earthquake

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LOUISA, VA (WWBT) -

Louis County is hoping to begin a new chapter, after an earthquake devastated the area two years ago.

The groundbreaking for the new Louisa County High School is set for Wednesday, August, 21. The groundbreaking is set for nearly two years after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake collapsed parts of school's roof.

Workers will be breaking ground at 6 p.m. A new building is set to open for the first day of school in 2015.

The new school is promising to have many improvements over its predecessor. Some of the improvements include: a capacity for 350 additional students, two gyms, and an 800 seat auditorium.

The new school has a price tag of $53 million. A comprehensive Career and Technology Education Center is also being built.

Students are eager for the school, because they are currently learning in trailers. House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor will be touring Thomas Jefferson Elementary school. Thomas Jefferson Elementary suffered damages during the earthquake, as well.

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