• 50°

Woodson, other mayors meet with governor to discuss cities

RALEIGH — Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson met with Gov. Pat McCrory and other city mayors Tuesday for the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition.
McCrory hosted the coalition, comprised of leaders from the state’s 28 largest cities, at the governor’s mansion.
In a press release, Woodson said the meeting focused on issues important to the city and to others across the state.
“North Carolina’s cities are the driving forces behind our state’s economy, attracting industry and supporting innovation that benefits the entire state,” Woodson said in the release. “As mayors, we are focused on policies to strengthen our cities by improving transportation, supporting economic development and improving public safety.
“We are proud to partner with Governor McCrory, who — as a former mayor, understands our concerns — as well as the legislative leadership to advance issues that will help our cities and our people now and in the future,” Woodson said.
The coalition’s legislative agenda is focused on promoting innovative strategies to build and maintain transportation infrastructure, according to the release, providing cities the needed revenues and resources to ensure they continue to serve as thriving centers for citizens, and supporting local law enforcement and the judicial system to reduce crime.
McCrory founded the coalition with former Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz, who served as vice chairman from 2009 to 2011, when she had to resign from the coalition after losing the mayor’s seat to Woodson by a narrow margin in the 2011 municipal election.
McCrory has since tapped Kluttz to serve as head of the state Department of Cultural Resources.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person