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Mike Huckabee talks local politics, education New Bern, Greenville stops

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made his way around the east Friday.

He hosted live audiences for his radio program in New Bern and Greenville.

It was at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center where Huckabee was greeted by a warm crowd. Some people driving more than an hour to watch his radio program live.

Huckabee was quick to hit on the president and current state of our nation's economy, but also focused on local politics and their role in education.

He even invited Craven County Commissioner Chairman Scott Dacey to talk on the subject.

"Those kids getting in our county jail are the same ones who were unable to read at the end of third grade and if we can solve this problem, if we can make this puzzle, this is the big thing for us," said Dacey.

Today's events were open to the public. There was a public question period as well for folks to ask Huckabee's opinions on various topics.

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