On the campaign trail

On the campaign trail

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Officials push tax increase for education needs

By Brock Letchworth
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pitt County residents will be hearing more about the referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax increase through a campaign plan presented to county and city officials Monday.

Nearly 50 local officials gathered at the Community Christian Church for a presentation highlighting the efforts being made to inform the public of the referendum and how it would be beneficial.

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 6 to put the sales tax referendum on the ballot for the municipal elections Nov. 6. The tax would generate about $5 million annually for the capital education needs of Pitt Community College and Pitt County schools, Pitt County Manager D. Scott Elliott said during Monday?s presentation. (more…)