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Media Advisory

For immediate use

May 9, 2007

Local angle: Greenville; in Pitt County, there are 1,927 UNC alumni, 276 current UNC students.

Media invited to Tar Heel Bus Tour stop in Greenville

Media representatives are invited to join the 2007 Tar Heel Bus Tour for a stop next week in Greenville. 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 .

Monday (May 14)
12:30 p.m.
Grady-White Boat Factory
5121 Greenville Blvd.
Grady-White Boat Factory is one of the largest boat manufacturers in the state, employing 425 local residents. The tour will include information on how the factory makes its 18- to 36-foot boats in its 400,000-square-foot facility.

Boat factory contact: Company president Kris Carroll, (252) 752-2111, ext. 254, or

Boat factory Web site:  

The Tar Heel Bus Tours have covered about 1,100 miles each year from the coast to the mountains, stopping at a cross-section of sites important to North Carolina’s history, economy, culture and environment. This year’s tour participants will visit more than a dozen sites. For the full itinerary, visit

Background information: To read a release about the 10th anniversary of the Tar Heel Bus Tour, go to To watch a special anniversary video, go to

Tar Heel Bus Tour Web site:

News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415 or susan­