COLUMBUS COUNTY -- Columbus County's new charter school is open for students.
Roger Bacon Academy's Whiteville Charter School was originally set to open back in July, but construction and permit problems have delayed the opening.
Last Monday, the school opened its doors to more than 100 students who are ready to hit the books, and just this week 11 new students signed up for class.
The school is currently admitting students in kindergarten through second grade.
The charter school is an offshoot of a similar academy in Brunswick County.