Polls Open in New Hanover County

MAY 10, 2005 --  The polls are open in New Hanover County.

Voters are deciding whether to spend millions of dollars for school renovations.

Voting began at 6:30 Tuesday morning.

Registered voters in the county are deciding the fate of two bond issues. One would provide $27 million for Cape Fear Community College. The other would give $123 million to New Hanover County schools for renovations.

Supporters say the growing district needs new classroom space and more up-to-date buildings. However, opponents say taxes will go up.

The polls will close at 7:30pm.  For more information about where to vote, log onto www.nhcgov.com .