Gov. Bev Perdue speaks at CFCC

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Gov. Bev Perdue held a meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss ways to improve education in North Carolina.

The governor will be joined by Dr. Scott Ralls, president of the NC Community College system, and Dr. Bill Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer of the state board of education.

Hundreds of people gathered at the north campus of Cape Fear Community College to listen to the governor speak.

One student asked Gov. Perdue what cut backs she was making in her personal life.  The governor explained that she is not traveling as much and is cutting back on other expenses.

Perdue was candid throughout the hour long town hall meeting, and told a Columbus County principal his teachers would not get raises because she had to cut something.

The governor assured the audience that there is not reason to worry at this point because the budget is only proposed.  The general assembly will have the final vote.

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