At last night’s meeting the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to table debate over a quarter-cent sales tax hike on the November ballot:

(I)n a meeting that lasted over two hours and was punctuated with occasional applause from residents, commissioners voted to not take that step just yet.

“I want people to understand school construction caused this,” Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Craig Travis said. “It’s time for the people of this county to hold the school board accountable.”

Audience members applauded.

Meanwhile, down in Mecklenburg County the push for the sales tax hike off to a rocky start.