Local woman wins education sweepstakes, donates to two schools

A Carteret County woman won $50,000 to donate to her children's schools.

Newport resident Melinda Dunkle won the money in the Food Lion Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes grants money for the winner to give to education.

Dunkle is the one lucky winner from the 11 states in which the sweepstakes run.

Food Lion and General Mills presented Newport Elementary and Newport Middle schools with two checks Thursday, each for $25,000.

Dunkle has three children who attend the schools, so she asked that the winnings be split.

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