More than 300 people packed a meeting Thursday night in Wilson to save their school.
The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson is on the chopping block, along with other schools for the deaf and blind in Raleigh and Morganton. One of the schools will have to close next year due to state budget cuts. Students and parents in Wilson Thursday told touching stories about the school allowing students to thrive- not struggle.
There's one more public hearing in Raleigh, then a panel studying the issue will make a recommendation to the state board of education- which will make its recommendation to the general assembly by mid January.