NC adult club to become community college campus

WILMINGTON, NC - WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Officials in a North Carolina coastal town hope a former strip club can find new life as a branch campus of a community college.

Brunswick Community College president Steve Greiner told StarNews of Wilmington for a story Saturday that Close Encounters in Calabash was bought for $1 million from its South Carolina owners.

Greiner said the 15,000-square-foot building will be renovated for continuing education classrooms and should open this year.

Greiner said he was contacted by club owners Phoenix Entertainment Group of South Carolina about the building being available.

The club was 1 of several raided by police this summer. A dozen women were charged with soliciting for prostitution and drug possession. Police also seized computers and cash.

Information from: The StarNews,

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