RALEIGH-A charter school that could become one of the largest in North Carolina won state approval Thursday to open in 2019 in Cary on the border with Chatham County.

The State Board of Education unanimously approved Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus, which plans to educate up to 2,180 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The new school, modeled after the existing Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary, represents the latest effort by charter school operators to target the fast-growing western Wake County area.

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