WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — When it comes to charter schools, there are those who love them, hate them or simply don’t know much about them.

So 9 On Your Side took a look at Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County to get a better idea of how they work.

“A charter school in North Carolina is a public school, but it’s a public school that has some latitude,” said Charlotte Griffin, who is on the Bear Grass Charter School Board of Directors.

How charter schools function and how they are funded is not always clear.

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