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(Elizabeth City, NC, Sept. 2, 2009) – This year, as the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) focuses on attracting overnight visitors from outside the area, it will no longer be able to underwrite the Elizabeth City fireworks celebration at the level it has in the past, said TDA Chairman Arthur McPherson.
"Our tourism budget has been significantly reduced this year because of the economy," said McPherson. "The fireworks celebration is a wonderful community event. But as the tourism industry rebounds, we must be poised to move forward with a very strategic approach. Attracting overnight visitors is the TDA's primary mission, so our focus will be on promotions to do just that." [read more]