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Teacher pay to be hot topic in local elections

A slate of three Democrats filed Friday to run for New Hanover County School Board under the "Red for Ed" banner. (Source: Lynn Shoemaker) A slate of three Democrats filed Friday to run for New Hanover County School Board under the "Red for Ed" banner. (Source: Lynn Shoemaker)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The deadline to file for office officially ended across North Carolina Friday at noon. We now know the final list of candidates for offices across the state.

The issue of teacher pay will not only make headlines on the state level during the campaign season, but it will be a hot topic at the local level as well.

A slate of three Democrats filed Friday to run for New Hanover County School Board under the "Red for Ed" banner.

That effort began in 2013 as a way to show support for public school teachers who did not get a pay raise from the General Assembly, and who felt attacked by some of the policies of Republican leaders in Raleigh.

WECT's Jon Evans is at the government center gathering details about the candidate filings. Be sure to watch WECT News at 5:30 for the latest information regarding the upcoming Primary Election.

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