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Scenic America to hold national conference in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Scenic America will be holding its national conference in Salisbury in October.

From Oct. 6 to 8, attendees from across the country will be in Salisbury for the conference, hosted by Scenic North Carolina.

Previous conferences have been held in Rhode Island, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Scenic America, previously the Coalition to Preserve Scenic Beauty, was founded in 1982. It is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to protect the scenic qualities of the roadways, countryside and communities of the country.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Scenic America visitors will join the October Tour Patrons Party. Friday’s activities include session at the Rowan Museum and a guided tour and informal buffet dinner at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. On Saturday, there will be a board and affiliates meeting at the Norvell Children’s Theater.

Scenic America focuses on beautifying the country to uphold its natural integrity and community character and minimizing things like billboards and overhead wires. The organization is based in Washington, D.C., and has 47 state and local affiliates.

Scenic North Carolina is based in Durham.

For more information about Scenic America, visit www.scenic.org. For more information about Scenic North Carolina, visit www.scenicnc.org.

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