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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 18 Issue 10, March 1961
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The North Carolina General Fund for 1961-1963 will begin with a credit balance of $53,088,469, three times the credit balance the current biennium started with. With anticipated revenue increases of over $19 million, appropriation recommendations call for the expenditure of the entire credit balance.
North Carolina has varied waterways for pleasure boating, sightseeing and fishing in addition to channels and protected harbors for water commerce. The state has 11 major river basins or watersheds, a chain of man-made and natural lakes extending form the Great Smoky Mountains to the sea, and a coast broken by inlets and broad sounds and river mouths.
Returning in all its flora glory, the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina will feature gardens, parades, celebrities and entertainment for the 14th year. Along with the multi-hued blooms, the Festival Committee has added some family-fun events to their list of activities.
Although the subject of much speculation, the three granite slabs on Capitol Square were erected in 1853 to form the Raleigh Longitude Station. It is one of the earliest survey markers to be established in North Carolina by the Coast and Geodetic Survey.