Raleigh, N.C. – Millions of dollars in state budget funds for modernization of courthouses, tourism centers, and education campuses will be highlighted Friday by Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and his state House colleagues in visits to three counties across southeastern North Carolina.
Speaker Moore will first visit Pender County Courthouse at 10 a.m. with County Manager Randell Woodruff and Rep. Carson Smith (R-Pender), who served 16 years as the local sheriff there.
The historic courthouse sustained significant damage to its floors, walls, and ceilings in Hurricane Florence and would receive a $500,000 appropriation for renovations from the bipartisan budget approved by the legislature.
At 1 p.m. Friday, the Speaker will visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher with Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover), Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover), Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick), and Rep. Smith.
The aquarium and visitors center at Fort Fisher would receive a combined $13 million for upgrades to the popular tourist destination in New Hanover County under the General Assembly’s spending plan.
Speaker Moore will later tour the Southport Center of Brunswick Community College with local Rep. Frank Iler and other members of the delegation around 3:30 p.m.
Brunswick Community College would receive $2.2 million for repairs and renovations on its campuses through the State Capital Infrastructure Fund in the bipartisan budget approved by the General Assembly.
WHO: Speaker Moore, House Members from Southeastern N.C.
WHAT: Site visits to highlight capital funding in bipartisan state budget.
WHEN and WHERE: Friday, July 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – Pender County Courthouse: 100 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC
1:00 p.m. – Ft. Fisher Aquarium: 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC
3:30 p.m. –Brunswick CC in Southport : 701 N Lord St, Southport, NC