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Local leaders meet with members of Congress in DC

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This week county leaders from around our area are in the nation’s capital. Bacon and eggs were on the breakfast menu for Congressman Mike McIntyre Tuesday at the new US Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, but there’s little doubt the subject on the mind of the county leaders from southeastern North Carolina is trimming the fat from their budgets.

“It all boils down to economy, and the money. Anything in the world that either the house or the senate or both can do together to get us whatever funds we need just to keep going,” said New Hanover County Commission Chairman Ted Davis.

The county leaders had a chance Tuesday morning to lobby their congressman for help.

They are in Washington for the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, which is a chance to meet with their representatives

This is Charles Warren’s first trip as a Brunswick County Commissioner. “I came up to bring a package to Congressman McIntyre regarding water and sewer for the town of Caswell. And also I brought up a proposal for the senior citizen home in Leland.”

While the leaders may not find all the answers their looking for, they hope their meetings in Washington can get things moving in the right direction.

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videoThis week county leaders from around our area are in the nation’s capital. Bacon and eggs were on the breakfast menu for Congressman Mike McIntyre Tuesday at the new US Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, but there’s little doubt the subject on the mind of the county leaders from southeastern North Carolina is trimming the fat from their budgets.

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