Former Raleigh Mayor Takes Over State Ports, Industrial Park Operations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former Raleigh mayor, state transportation secretary and chairman of North Carolina's chamber of commerce will temporarily oversee all operations at the state ports and a state-owned industrial park in Lenoir County.

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced Friday that Tom Bradshaw is taking the new post of statewide logistics coordinator on an interim basis until a permanent coordinator is named.

Starting next week, Bradshaw will manage what's going at the state ports in Wilmington, Morehead City and inland terminals in addition to the Global TransPark. DOT says Bradshaw also will work with the department on coordinating those activities with other DOT projects.

Bradshaw was Raleigh mayor in the early 1970s and was transportation secretary in Gov. Jim Hunt's first term.


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  • by Sick of the Crying Location: Kinston on Jan 23, 2012 at 07:25 AM
    Well All we here is how the GTP is a waste.. Well if nothing else the Military is getting good use of the facility. It might look to you like Kinston is a waste but lets take a closer at what the GTP is supose to be????? I alos think that if I employees any body then leave it be. Cause as long at the GTP issetting Idle what is it hurting. The money was spent a long time ago. You think you could do better and have all these great ideas?? get out and get active in this state run for a public offive. Oh I forgot you can't that take up to much of your sweet time that you need to rub elbows with your high society friends. I get tired of hearing every body crying about what this state does and don't do. If your that worried about it get out and fight for what you want. Thant is what is wrong with Socity today. Stop crying and do something..
  • by genius on Jan 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    GTP is a perfect example of big government in action.....jim hunt and others should be sued and forced to pay back all the money they wasted on it. The sheeple idiots just keep voting tax and spend liars in because they really have no clue what they are doing. Perhaps think they will get some benefit from voting in the dems but really the dems policies are LIES for votes! Voters should have to pass IQ test and score at least 110 to vote.
  • by Disgruntled(ex)worker on Jan 21, 2012 at 03:13 AM
    The entire time I worked building the Spirit parking lot right across the street from the global transpark the only thing I saw going on over there was Airforce one or two and a few fighter jets doing some test landing.I almost forgot to mention that there were never no more than five cars in there parking lot at any giving time.What is up with the GTP?I dont get it.What a waste.
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      by your paycheck on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:11 AM in reply to Disgruntled(ex)worker
      Was it a waste when you were getting paid to be out there?
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        by 40some on Jan 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM in reply to your paycheck
        Maybe it is a waste considering some of the better things that could have been done with that money, say like fixing some of the crumbling infrastructure around here. Or how about replacing some of those old crumbling schools that are overcrowded in some of the poorer communities. Heck, how about even paying some of the bills around here that we're using national debt money and stimulus funds for?
  • by 40some on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:57 PM
    A Bev Hairdoo hookup. Hunt weasley Perdone...
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:22 PM
    3 facilities that do not make any money. Both ports are not at full capacity and lose money. And of coursed we all know the GTP is a scam. The ports need to be consolidated in Wilmington where there is more room to expand. Shut down Morehead City and sell the millions in water front property and cut our losses in Kinston.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 21, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to Steve
      Well, PCS tried Wilmington, we know how that all turned out. Ignorance of the locals prevailed. They thought for some strange reason the area would smell of sulfur. I am almost sure that all those locals knew everything about mining and processing in todays EPA environment. Then they whine about no one uses the port.....foots bleedin man....they really don't get it.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:35 PM
    Three deep water port's on the east coast Wilmington,Morehead city and Norfolk VA. two out of three ain't bad like the song said.
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