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County Commissioners Approve Language Access Plan, NC

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TARBORO — Do you speak English?

Immigrants new to America are faced with many obstacles with the most obvious being learning a new language.

In attempts to help non-native peoples who have yet to learn English access services throughout the county, the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a Language Access Plan.

Commissioner Jon Felton voted against the measure.

The plan and the accompanying policy go into effect for two years beginning on September 30 and is the county's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 along with other applicable state and federal laws.

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