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 In the News, June 20, 2016 

Asheboro named All-America City. The National Civic League announced 10 winners of the 2016 All-America City Award (AAC) on Sunday evening and Asheboro was among the winners. The honor is given each year to towns, cities, counties, tribes, neighborhoods and metropolitan regions for outstanding civic accomplishments.

NC town has chance to buy pier, oceanfront property. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that 71-year-old Guilford Bass, who owns Holden Beach Fishing Pier wants to retire after 35 years and is giving the town of Holden Beach first dibs on the pier and 300 feet of oceanfront property for $3.5 million.

Confessions of a former NC Blueberry Festival Queen. Who knew that blueberries had such an impact on this little town's economy? The town of Burgaw could be a movie set -- designed to epitomize what a Southern small town should be like.

15 Jacksonville events analyzed in quests for tourism money. The Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority was formed in 2010 to provide a resource to help expand travel and tourism for Jacksonville. Their mission is to administer the proceeds of the occupancy tax in accordance to state law and to promote or sponsor tourist-related or business-related travel events and activities in the city and area, and finance tourist-related capital projects in the city.

National Hollerin’ Contest will no longer be held in NC town. No more hollerin’ in Spivey’s Corner. Organizers of the National Hollerin’ Contest in the North Carolina crossroads community say the annual event has been suspended because of increasing costs and decreasing participation. The contest was dedicated to preserve the rural tradition of hollerin’ or sending messages through a series of short, loud sounds from farm to farm before the days of telephones.