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Wednesday - August 16, 2017
Visitor Spending Up Across NC

RALEIGH -- Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that 97 of the state's 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2016. Visitor spending topped $5 billion in Mecklenburg, $2 billion in Wake and $1 billion in Guilford, Dare and Buncombe counties. Rounding out the top 10 counties for visitor spending were Forsyth ($846 million), Durham ($775 million), New Hanover ($554 million), Brunswick ($544 million) and Cumberland ($525 million).

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Bonds Refunded

RALEIGH --  State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, through the State and Local Government Finance Division (SLGFD) and with the approval of the North Carolina Council of State, announced the completion of its third refunding of bonds within the last six weeks.

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DOT Ready for Eclipse

SYLVA-- Planning has been ongoing for months in preparation for thousands — likely hundreds of thousands — of people traveling either to or through North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

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State Officials Offer Vaccination Advice

RALEIGH - - State officials are advising parents to make sure preteens and teenagers are current on their vaccinations.

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Allstate to Expand in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- Allstate Insurance Company will add 2,250 jobs over three years in North Carolina as it expands its operations in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced. Allstate already employs more than 1,400 people in the area. As part of the expansion, the company plans to invest more than $22 million in the Charlotte area.

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HP Offers Eclipse Advice

RALEIGH -- In anticipation of the solar eclipse scheduled to take place on Monday, August 21, the State Highway Patrol is placing an emphasis on safe travel. Due to the expected number of people taking part in the event, roadways across portions of the state will see a significant increase in motorists.

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