Were you out shopping on tax-free weekend? High Point Road was busy with people coming and going from the mall to take advantage of sales without sales tax. North Carolina is one of only 21 states planning tax-free events in the USA. As a State, we are committed to seeing that children return to school as ready as possible.
Another big event to help students get what they need for school is the Bright Beginnings Program through the local YMCA's. They will issue backpacks, school supplies, and fund clothes-shopping trips for children in need so that they can start their school. With many individuals and businesses on board helping with the Bright Beginnings Program, the Y plans to help 500 children this year. Hats off to all involved. It won't be long until children will be needing coats.... oh, and we have a program for that (the Give a Kid a Coat Campaign).