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Voters share issues, breakfast with lawmakers


Politics was on the menu this morning at the New Hanover County Government Center. Voters chatted with state and national representatives at the League of Women Voters' annual Breakfast with Your Legislators.

People got the chance to speak one-on-one with lawmakers about issues that were on their mind, including one group of students from Isaac Bear Early College High School in Wilmington. The students wanted to talk about school funding cuts.

"It was a voluntary effort by our students to come and talk to our legislatures about what we can do for funding in a few years," student Evan Lucas said.

New Hanover County School Board member Dorothy DeShields explained to the children that the majority of the school district's money is state funding and that it also gets money from the county as well.

"One of the things that they said, and it concerned me, was that they feel like education is always the first to be cut, which is, it might seem like that for a student who is in school now and is really concerned about their program," DeShields said.

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