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Haywood Teacher Speaks Out To Gov.
In the town of Canton, there's always time for tradition.
As usual, the Labor Day parade brought marching bands, beauty queens, and more.
"It's good to have our leaders of our state come through too you know," says David Shope.
"You know this is the best of North Carolina here on Labor day," Governor Pat McCrory told us while walking the parade route. He realizes strong opinions don't always take the holiday off. "Oh most people are courteous. You get a few boos in our great democracy."
At a time when Moral Monday protests across the state constantly rail against the Republican-controlled General Assembly, the Governor walked into a few voices of opposition.
"I wish you would support me and my colleagues and students," Carla Brookshire told him along the route.
"We're gonna cut down on your testing too, thank you very much," the Governor said walking by.
"I asked him to support public education and he high-fived me so hopefully he will," Brookshire said later.
Local Democrats also had a presence with their own float. Waving signs of concern about voter rights and education.
Parades like this bring communities together. In Canton, there were also reminders of a state divided.