RALEIGH – The holiday officially kicks off the summer vacation season in North Carolina Friday. Last year, the State Highway Patrol investigated 264 fatal collisions and over 9,169 injury collisions during the summer months.
CHARLOTTE -- An estimated 1,029,500 North Carolinians are expected to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a road trip - the highest numbers for both states in 10 years. A strong economy and low gas prices are driving the increase in holiday travel, especially by automobile, according to AAA Carolinas.
RALEIGH -- Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina jumped to first place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 ‘Top Competitive States’ Award. The ranking provides further proof that the state must continue to support job creation programs like NC Competes.
RALEIGH - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion, a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time.