Many are calling it a scare tactic. The threat of the Duplin County Athletic and Jr. ROTC programs being cut out of the budget drew a record crowd to the county commissioners meeting Monday night.
The decision came quick. Duplin County Commissioners decided to move funds to save athletics and the Jr. ROTC programs.
This after over a thousand people packed both inside and out of the Duplin Commons thinking these programs would be cut from the budget next year by the county commissioners.
The county commissioners blamed the board of education for spreading a false rumor. One parent says he's tired of the power struggle in Duplin County.
The Duplin County Board of Education will hold their meeting Tuesday night to tackle these issues and more.
Because there was such a large response to Monday's meeting, the board of education say they may move the meeting to a larger location.
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