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 In the News, March 20, 2017 

Golf carts could be coming to McAdenville. McAdenville residents may be the latest to join golf cart craze. Town leaders have been batting around the idea of adopting a golf cart ordinance. They're expected to discuss the topic during Tuesday's Town Council meeting, though they may not make a decision because a public hearing on bridge construction is expected to dominate the meeting, Mayor Jim Robinette said. The town doesn't have a golf cart ordinance now, which means the slow-moving, open-air transports aren't allowed. If one is adopted, there will be tight restrictions modeled after the town's neighbor of Cramerton.

Wilmington Municipal Services District Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready. The Wilmington area's growing technology reputation scored another "first" today as representatives of AT&T, the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. announced that the Wilmington Municipal Services District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. Wilmington is the first municipal services district in the country to receive the designation.

Asheboro earns All-America City Honor. In 2016, Asheboro forever earned the right to display the iconic red, white and blue All-America City shield on signs, banners and elsewhere. It was the city’s third attempt to gain the coveted designation presented the National Civic League (NCL) and was awarded to Asheboro based on innovative community efforts to ensure that all children are healthy and supported in school and life.

Town of Cary to look at branding initiative. Lots of things have been said about Cary over the years and now, some Cary officials say it’s time for the town to say something about itself. Town Manager Sean Stegall has proposed working with consultants to take a more active approach to managing Cary’s image and creating a unified branding strategy for the town of 160,000 residents.

New Pass Aims To Makes Public Transportation Easier In NC Cities. A partnership between NC by train and 11 local transit systems aims to make it easier to travel around the state, specifically in a handful of cities. Rail passengers will now be able to travel through public transportation by using the new transit pass. Staring March 18 the NC by Train transit pass went into effect with no addition charge for Piedmont and Carolinian trains in select cities. The pass can be used with the following transit partners: GoRaleigh, GoCary, GoTriangle, GoDurham, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, Greensboro Transit Authority and Higher Education Area Transit, High Point Transit System, Rowan Transit System, Salisbury Transit System, Concord Kannapolis Area Transit, and Charlotte Area Transit System.