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Media Advisory

For immediate use

May 11, 2007

Local angle: Fort Bragg; in Cumberland County, there are 2,216 UNC alumni, 471 current UNC students; in Harnett County, there are 652 alumni and 62 students; in Hoke County, there are 113 alumni and 17 students.

Media invited to Tar Heel Bus Tour stop at Fort Bragg

Media representatives are invited to join the 2007 Tar Heel Bus Tour for a stop next week at Fort Bragg. The privately funded tour will take 34 new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members on a weeklong trip Monday (May 14) through Friday (May 18) across the state to learn about its people, economy, environment, culture and history. This year marks the tour’s 10th anniversary.  

Wednesday (May 16)
8 a.m.
Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is the largest military post in North Carolina, encompassing more than 160,000 acres, only 60 square miles less than the city of Charlotte. It is the largest U.S. Army post by population, with 45,000 active duty soldiers stationed there and more than 90,000 people living on post. Participants in the Tar Heel Bus Tour will take a guided tour of Fort Bragg and meet military personnel.
Fort Bragg contact: Vicky Lee, (910) 396-5401.
Note: Media will need to contact Lee in advance to visit this stop on the tour.

The Tar Heel Bus Tours have covered about 1,100 miles each year from the coast to the mountains. For the full 2007 itinerary and information about the participants, visit http://www.unc.edu/bustour/past.html

Background information: To read a release about the 10th anniversary of the Tar Heel Bus Tour, go to http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr07/bustourann043007.html. To watch a special anniversary video, go to http://www.unc.edu/bustour/2007/video07-04.html.

News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415 or susan­_houston@unc.edu