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By EMILY FORD, Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – When Rowan-Cabarrus Community College opens its biotechnology training facility this summer at the , three laboratories will stand unfinished and empty. The college can’t afford to complete them.

Some computer software at RCCC is so outdated that students can’t transfer files from home onto the school’s machines. The college replaces equipment once every nine years.

And although RCCC has multiple locations in Rowan and Cabarrus counties, the college did not receive additional state funding for two satellite campuses, a loss of more than $700,000 last year.

"We’re hurting," Chairman Ray Paradowski told three state legislators earlier this week.

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