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for Southern City Vol. 50 Issue 10, Oct 2000
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North Carolina's Main Street Program assists towns and cities in revitalizing and preserving their central business districts. Since 1980, forty-five communities have participated in the program, gaining over 8,300 jobs, renovating over 1,900 buildings, and attracting 4,300 new businesses. Officials of towns, including Waynesville, Sylva, and Shelby, discuss what having a revitalized downtown means to their city or town.
Salisbury was one of eight cities nationwide to receive the James C. Howland Award for Urban Enrichment. Salisbury won a Gold Medal and $2,000 in the under 50,000 population category. The award highlights and encourages community efforts in preserving and enriching the environmental quality of life in towns and cities. Salisbury was recognized for its \"Park Avenue Neighborhood Plan.\"
A Brownfield Assessment Demonstration Pilot Grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will assist four North Carolina cities in cleaning up brownfields. Brownfields are underused or abandoned industrial or commercial sites having contaminants that affect potential profitability. Laurinburg, Concord, Fayetteville, and Winston-Salem are recipients of the grants.