Beaufort County Rejects Non-English Signs

Commissioners in Beaufort County in eastern North Carolina have voted to remove non-English signs and information materials from county property.

Commissioner Hood Richardson said he was concerned about the nation becoming bilingual when he proposed the idea.

The policy doesn't apply to programs mandated by the state and federal government, including health and social services offices.

The law doesn't specify a language, but Richardson said Spanish was a target of the policy.