Sampson Independent | SCC students become part of couple’s future – North Carolina News

Sampson Independent | SCC students become part of couple’s future –  North Carolina News

When Elizabeth Gainey and Chris Warwick get married this fall, they will already have one of their biggest wedding gifts in place.

The Wayne County couple, who live near Goldsboro, visited Sampson Community College this week to take one last peek at their new home before it is moved from SCC’s Building and Construction Technology Department across county lines to where they will live after they tie the knot in October.

Carolina House Movers arrived on campus to load the 54-foot long house onto their trucks, a process that takes about seven hours, and hit the road to Wayne County this week with interested onlookers observing the process.

The thriving construction program at SCC serves more than one purpose. In addition to providing hands-on real world experience that is invaluable to students, it provides the opportunity for some lucky buyer to get a house at the end of the project for a much better deal than comparable homes elsewhere.

The tremendous building that houses the program has two large hangar-type doors so buyers can easily remove completed houses. Gainey saw the home on SCC’s very active Facebook page a while ago and the rest is history.

Barney Grady serves as the department chair for the Building and Construction Technology Department at Sampson Community College. The program, established in 2004, was designed to meet the construction needs for Sampson and surrounding counties. The program provides students with both the hands on aspects as well as the management side of construction. With courses like blue print reading, estimating, and building codes, students are prepared for all phases of the…

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