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NC marks national celebration of travel, tourism

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina marks National Travel and Tourism week with a celebrations in the state capital and at the nine welcome centers across the state.

The N.C. Travel Industry Association has scheduled a “Tourism Day Extravaganza” at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Tuesday to emphasize to lawmakers the importance of the tourism industry to the state, its tax base and its economy.

As part of the event, members of the state House and Senate will compete against each other in the Pit Crew Challenge at the N.C. Museum of Natural Science. It’s coordinated by Visit Charlotte and begins at noon.

National Travel and Tourism Week, which continues through May 17, is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina marks National Travel and Tourism week with a celebrations in the state capital and at the nine welcome centers across the state.

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Wilmington: Coastal Dream Town

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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Wilmington has been named as one of eighteen coastal dream towns. In Coastal Living Magazine’s May issue of Best Places to Live in the Region for Every Budget, the Port City came in 18th.

Allure factors include a revitalized downtown, Riverwalk, and a lively performing arts scene.

The region’s film industry also received a big nod with film festivals and Screen Gem Studios’ new soundstage that’s in the works.

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In Coastal Living Magazine’s May issue of Best Places to Live in the Region for Every Budget, the Port City came in 18th.

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Bill to stop cement plant construction up for discussion Tuesday

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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Senator Julia Boseman’s cement plant moratorium bill is up for discussion in Raleigh Tuesday.

The bill aims to stop cement plant permitting and construction until September 1, 2010. It would directly affect whether Titan America moves into Castle Hayne.

SB 699 is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

Kevin Wuzzardo will have full details on the meeting Wednesday on Good Morning Carolina.

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Senator Julia Boseman’s cement plant moratorium bill is up for discussion in Raleigh Tuesday. The bill aims to stop cement plant permitting and construction until September 1, 2010.

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NC governor urges governments to seek funds

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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CLYDE, N.C. — North Carolina’s governor is encouraging local governments to ask for as much money as they can from the federal stimulus funds.

Gov. Beverly Perdue told a conference in western North Carolina that local governments should move quickly to seek some of the $8.2 billion allocated for North Carolina. She says most of the money is intended to quickly create jobs.

Perdue also said governments will have to be transparent in how they spend the funds.

She also says she’s recommending that the Appalachian Regional Commission provide $4.5 million to fund 16 projects in western counties of the state. The projects range from a regional livestock market to local water and sewer projects.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s governor is encouraging local governments to ask for as much money as they can from the federal stimulus funds.

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Deja vu? Newspaper also redesigned in 1909

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

On May 12, 1909, the Star-News was doing the same thing it is now: changing the look of the newspaper and changing where it was printed.

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