The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce went on record Monday to encourage all voters to support the $2 billion bond referendum on the March 15, 2016 ballot
It has been 15 years since the last general obligation bond was authorized by the General Assembly to upgrade our state’s infrastructure, and since that time, North Carolina’s population has increased by two million people.
The bonds will make significant investments in state colleges and universities, including over $3 million to Johnston Community College. They will also provide funding to purchase land to complete major sections of the North Carolina Mountains to the Sea Trail, including, potentially a 12-mile stretch between Smithfield and Clayton in Johnston County;
No tax increases are necessary to fulfill the bonds. For more information, visit www.connectnc.gov.