Gov. Cooper checks up on progress of White Oak High School after Florence

Gov. Roy Cooper visited White Oak High School to see how it is progressing after Hurricane Florence hit the area. (Christina Thompson, NewsChannel 12 photo)

Schools in Onslow County are getting a really good grade on efforts to return to normal after Hurricane Florence. On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper came to the area to see it for himself.

Cooper was at White Oak High School 43 days after his last visit to the county. Cooper said the school looks a lot different from his last visit to now.

"Now, you guys are back in school, I know it's not perfect but we are glad you're here," Cooper said.

White Oak senior Dailey Rae Leary said having a special visit from the governor makes all their extra work worth it.

"I think it shows it’s a very personal thing are state government sees us and cares about us," Ray said.

Cooper said this won't be the last time he'll be in the area to help.

“We are going to continue to provide funding and help as much as we can," Cooper said.

Watch the above video to learn more.

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