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      Carolina Forest to get library, recreation center

      Photo Credit: Lisa Edge

      Horry County broke ground Wednesday on the new Carolina Forest Library and the new Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

      The buildings will be built on Carolina Forest Boulevard, in the front of the new Palmetto Adventure Land Playground.

      According to a press release, construction on the new Carolina Forest Recreation Center will start this month and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2012. The center is budgeted to cost $4 million.

      The recreation center will be approximately 21,000 sq. feet and the building will offer a gym with a walking track, two multipurpose meeting rooms, and an exercise room.

      Work is expected to start on the Carolina Forest Library in March 2011 and will be completed in spring 2012. The library is budgeted to cost $4 million.

      The 20,000 square foot library will have the capacity to hold 80,000 books, DVDs and CDs. It will have 26 computer stations, a meeting room, conference room, young adult area and children's area.

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