Is a longer summer vacation from school actually paying off for North Carolina's businesses? At least one sector says yes, and the state's tourism industry is getting its first hard numbers to back up its push for a later start for school classes. On the Crystal Coast, more teens are working later this summer, and more families seem to be taking later vacations, says Carteret County's tourism director, Carol Lohr. Lohr says July numbers for occupancy taxes are due this week, and it will be mid-September before the county has solid proof of the economic boost from the longer vacation.
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