UPDATED: Gov. Perdue In Kinston Today

North Carolina is set to get over 8 billion dollars from the recovery act. So how do towns get some of that money?

That's the question Governor Beverly Perdue tried to answer Monday in Kinston with a workshop on the recovery act.

Many Eastern Carolina towns have been approved for the shovel ready projects they applied for.

Some of those projects include highway and road construction, and also education and police grants.

Governor Perdue says she wants to get the word out for every town to apply for whatever they can.

Perdue said she is optimistic about the economy and that she believes these grants will make a difference.

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KINSTON, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is urging business leaders to look at opportunities for contracts resulting from federal stimulus funds.

Perdue speaks Monday in Kinston at an economic recovery workshop for businesses in eastern North Carolina. It's the third of six events around the state. She is joined by representatives of state agencies who offer updates on funds and an overview of funding requirements and contacts.

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said local business and political leaders may learn more about state contracts or participating in work funded by recovery money.

The stimulus includes money for green projects, road building and retrofitting homes and schools to be more energy efficient.

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  • by teacher Location: Bertie on May 19, 2009 at 02:27 AM
    I teach and I did NOT vote for her either. Beverly Perdon't was not my choice.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    Must be some "good ol boys" in Kinston for her to keep returning to a waste land.
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on May 18, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    My opionion,Teachers are the lowest paid in this state.They try to teach and look after an over sized classroom to begin with.Half the so-called parents of these kids want a full time babysitter.I would walk off the job and tell them where to shove it.North Carolina teachers are very much under paid.
  • by anon Location: greenville on May 18, 2009 at 01:46 PM
    no matter what anyone says, we all need the teachers. education is knowledge and knowledge is power. the teachers are already working for an "get me by" salary and to force them to take a cut is wrong. please pay the teachers because they deserve it. i'm not a teacher, but a parent.
  • by lavon Location: Goldsboro on May 18, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    You can say whatever you want about Perdue but the fact of the matter is is this paycut is the reason why a whole lot of state employees still have a job.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 18, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    Perdue Please,,,Please ,Please GO AWAY and DON"T COME BACK. You have hurt us enough,we don't want you here.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    Teacher, I was also a teacher and saw the political influence the union and others. The democrat govs always say they will support you and help you only to ignore you can now cut you pay. Not to say all vote for her, but a majority do. One day teachers will wise up and vote for a republican gov. We cannot keep electing the party of corruption to office, we cannot afford them.
  • by AL Location: Greene Co on May 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    I voted for Walter I feel he was and is the best choice! Now I am gonna more than likely independent! I am sick of the both of the parties lies and deception!
  • by Billy Location: Kinston on May 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    This may be the only governor the people would pay for her to go on a trip overseas if she promises not to come back until the next election. Give Walter Dalton a chance, he can not do any worse.
  • by misspaul Location: greenville on May 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    Shame on you Perdue!! Shame on you!!!!!
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