Gag Order Issued in Budget Battle

A judge issued a gag order to both the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners and the Beaufort County school board in the lawsuit filed by the school board against the commissioners. That ruling came Wednesday when the judge denied a request by the commissioners to continue the trial. That means jury selection is set to get underway in the case Thursday. The school board claims the funding is being withheld because of personal issues, something the commissioners deny. Even though the case is headed to court, both sides have made alternate proposals.