Perdue Visiting Western NC More Than Predecessor

Gov. Beverly Perdue is coming close to her goal of spending at least one working day a month in western North Carolina.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that Perdue has been in Asheville eight times since becoming governor nearly a year ago.

Perdue toured the rockslide blocking Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line, made a job creation announcement and rallied support for her legislative agenda.

The Democrat from New Bern says the trips allowed her to get to know the people, places and issues that affect western North Carolina.

She's also visited Boone twice and Charlotte and Hickory frequently.

Her staff cited travel expenses in skipping an April event for the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But Perdue did attend September's rededication of the park.

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


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  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    I would contribute if she would go just a bit more west in Tennessee and stay.
  • by BEACHBUM3 on Dec 31, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    When the next election cycle rolls around let her see if she can depend on her relection comming from the voters from the western part of this state for if she depends totaly on the western part of this state for her relection she will be doomed to be a one termer for sure. She has so closely alinged herself politicaly with the republican party that i say let the republicans in the western part of this state relect her lots of luck on that one governor dumpling ha ha ha ha ha thank you
  • by enc Location: enc on Dec 28, 2009 at 03:50 PM
    cause blondie is afraid to show her tail over here...
  • by OsamaObamETTE on Dec 28, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Wonder why she visits there so much?Could it be the unemployment rate is half or less than what it is here in extreme eastern N.C.Way to go ROBIN HOODETTE!
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Dec 28, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    First the taxpayer should demand a billboard be placed on I-95. The citizens of NC should apologize to everyone passing thru for electing John Edwards, Frank Ballance, then apologize to each other for electing Mike Easly, Jim Black and Meg Scott Phillips and Rep Wright. Post how many went to prison and who will probably go to prison. To have elected Bev Perdue is an embrassment to all people in the state. She has turned her back on everyone except the convicted murderer she has on her staff.
  • by john Location: pitt on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    She knows how to spend money traveling. She did open an office out there
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