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Charlotte Ballot To Include $146 Million Bond Referendum PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Transportation, neighborhoods, and housing comprise the projects that will appear on the Charlotte ballot this fall. City council members approved adding the $146 million bond referendum on the November ballot on Monday evening.

The Lake Wylie Pilot reports that a presentation made by Interim Finance Director Randy Harrington showcased the following plan:
-- $110 million for transportation
-- $20 million to neighborhoods
-- $15 million for housing
The state's Local Government Commission must give the go-ahead to the referendum before it can appear on the ballot.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:08
Tourism Division's Mid-Year Update Program To Stop In Wilmington, Manteo, Asheville, Winston-Salem PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the North Carolina Commerce Department begins an unprecedented reform to its structure, the division that currently markets the state will explain the changes at four regional meetings beginning in September.

The Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development Executive Director Wit Tuttle will lead the discussions at stops in Wilmington, Manteo, Asheville, and Winston-Salem.
Attendees will hear about the transition of state marketing efforts to a public-private partnership. Also on the agenda, according to the agency's newsletter:
-- Information on first year results from the new VisitNC.com
Target marketing program slated for Atlanta and Washington, D.C. 
-- A new social media initiative highlighting the 150th observance of the Carolinas Campaign during the Civil War. 
Meeting calendar:
-- Sept. 18 at the new Marriott Courtyard Wilmington in Wilmington
-- Sept 19 at Festival Park in Manteo
-- Oct. 1 at the Doubletree Hotel Biltmore Village in Asheville
-- Oct 10 at the Winston-Salem Marriott (at the conclusion of the NCTIA Tourism Leadership Conference). 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:58
Nearly Two Dozen N.C. Cities and Towns Receive National Main Street Accreditation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 July 2014 13:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The National Main Street Center has accredited 20 North Carolina cities and towns. The designation means they've met he commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

The accredited localities are:
-- Brevard
-- Burlington
-- Clayton
-- Concord
-- Elizabeth City
-- Fuquay-Varina
-- Garner
-- Goldsboro
-- Hickory,
-- Kings Mountain
-- Lincolnton
-- Marion
-- Monroe
-- Morganton
-- New Bern
-- Spruce Pine
-- Statesville
-- Wake Forest
“Accredited Main Street programs create vibrant communities by using a comprehensive strategy to preserve their historic character and revitalize their commercial districts, which helps make these great places to work, live, play and visit," said Patrice Frey, president & CEO of the National Main Street Center, in a statement from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 13:04
N.C. League Of Municipalities July 25 Bulletin Now Posted PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 12:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the legislative session drags on, the latest Bulletin from the North Carolina League of Municipalities looks at movement on issues and bills of interest to local officials.

Topics include:
-- local sales tax 
-- government purchasing
-- stormwater laws
-- moped registration and insurance
-- oil and gas public comment period
The July 25 Bulletin can be accessed at http://www.nclm.org/programs-services/publications/bulletins/2014/Pages/default.aspx?issue=12
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:40

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