English-Only Commissioners Get No Satisfaction

Some commissioners in one Eastern Carolina County demanded English be the only language spoken there and now they're making that request known to the Governor.

That request: To make all state websites English only.

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners sent that resolution to Governor Bev Perdue back in August.

They got a response just in time for the Commissioner's meeting on Monday.

The Governor said the websites would remain as is.

Hood Richardson and Stan Deatherage, both stand by their request and say it so illegal immigrants won't find it easy to live in this country.

Peralta says he's pleased the Governor recognized the importance of the Latino community.

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Officials in a North Carolina county demanding an English-only policy for state-government Web sites have been rebuffed by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Beaufort County commissioners got a response from Perdue six months after asking the governor to remove Spanish from state-government Web sites or explain why she wouldn't.

Perdue says the health and safety information on state Web sites is needed by everyone, and communities benefit when residents are able to understand and follow instructions.

County Commissioner Stan Deatherage says he and three other commissioners were expressing concern over illegal immigration.


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