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 In the News, September 26, 2016 

Town of Granite Falls Gets a Splash of Color to Inspire Active Play. This week the Granite Falls Parks and Recreation Department unveiled PlayPrints, an interactive addition for children and families to use at the outdoor play area at the Shuford Recreation Center. PlayPrints uses stencils, created by Fit & Fun Playscapes, to create ground markings of colorful shapes, images and games painted on open pavement.

Outdoor lighting coming to NC Transportation Museum in Spencer. Natural and Cultural resources Secretary Susan Kluttz and Deputy Secretary Kevin Cherry on Wednesday announced the receipt of $150,000 in state funds for electrical work and new lighting at the NC Transportation Museum.

Development Lines Approved By CRC For 2 Area Beach Towns. The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission recently approved applications submitted by the towns of Oak Island and Carolina Beach for development lines.

Greenville chosen for national City Design session. The City of Greenville is one of eight cities chosen out of nearly 400 for a national session on city design. Mayor Allen Thomas will represent the City of Greenville during a Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD)  at Florida International University in Miami. The goal of the session is to bring the mayors of eight cities together with leading design experts to find solutions to the most significant design challenge facing the target cities.

Highway Marker Recognizes Historic Port City Railroad. Dozens of city and state officials joined Wilmington community members on Saturday to recognize an important piece of our state's history. They gathered for the unveiling of a NC highway historical marker, dedicated to the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. Officials say the rail line, founded in 1889, should be recognized for the influential role it played in our state's history.