It could mean more money for schools in several eastern Carolina counties. But what effect will a proposed quarter cent sales tax hike have on local businesses and their customers?
Voters in Pitt, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, and Hertford counties will vote on the tax proposal Tuesday.
Robert Avery just opened the doors Thursday to his Greenville business. He says it won't effect his store a great deal and although he says he doesn't like taxes, he's glad this ones in place. And he says if the voters approve the increase Avery wants to see the money go to the right place.
Pitt County schools say they need it for construction as does Pitt Community College.
Some people we talked with are not in favor of the tax hike, saying every little bit of money taken out of their pockets hurts.