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NAACP, students discuss Martin Community College issues

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WILLIAMSTON, N.C. - Martin Community College students and the Martin County NAACP gathered to discuss problems students have with college president Ann Britt, Ed.D.

Samantha Komar says her school is failing the community, the taxpayers and its students.

"This helps them to get on their feet so that they can get better jobs than they normally would," Komar said about the importance of the school.

She and several other students are demanding Britt step down because of the school's poor performance and funding issues.

9 On Your Side discovered several issues the school is facing.

The state conducted an audit showing tuition revenue is down 10 percent from 2012 to 2013.

The college would be operating at an $8 million loss last year if not for revenue sources like $4 million in state aid and $1 million in county appropriations.

Despite that taxpayer revenue, Martin Community College reports on its website it didn't meet four out of seven state "performance standards" in 2012.

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