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JUN 2018

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J U N E 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 47 Rocky Mount Situated about 60 miles northeast of Raleigh in eastern North Carolina, Rocky Mount touts a half-dozen museums, including the Country Doc- tor Museum; the 1830 Historic Stonewall Manor; the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences, which contains, the Cummins Planetarium; several per- forming arts venues; four major golf courses. Rocky Mount/Nash County Venues • The Nash Community College Business and Industry Center: 10,000-square-foot meeting room; five meeting rooms • Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at North Carolina Wesleyan College: 1,181-seat auditorium; 133-seat recital hall; 200-seat Mims Gallery; 100-seat boardroom; 300-person capacity lobby Pinehurst/Southern Pines/ Aberdeen The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area in the North Carolina Sandhills bills itself as The Home of American Golf. That distinction applies in no small part because of the world-renowned Pinehurst Resort, a golf and lodging institution in operation since 1895. The luxury property is home to nine signature golf courses. Pinehurst Village provides great shopping, and walking and carriage tours are available. Other recreation opportunities include lawn games, tennis, swimming and more. Weymouth Woods is an 898-acre area located in the enormous Sandhills Nature Preserve. There are more than 600 horse farms in these parts, many of which offer tours and some of which offer event space. Additionally, the area offers more than 3,000 hotel rooms. several first-rate spas, and good shopping and eateries. Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Meeting Space • Pinehurst Resort: 55,000 square feet of indoor meeting space; 7,682-square-foot ballroom; 14,000-square-foot hall; 230-room Carolina Hotel; spa • Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (South- ern Pines): 15,500 square feet of meeting space; 6,240-square-foot Main Hall; 74 recent- ly renovated sleeping rooms at The Lodge at Pine Needles; 103-room The Inn at Mid Pines Goldsboro Wayne County lies about halfway between New Bern and Raleigh along U.S. Highway 70. Golds- boro, its county seat, is home to Seymour John- son Air Force Base, as well as the Old Waynes- borough Historical Village, with nine historic local buildings gathered together at a park; more than a dozen buildings on the National Register of Historic Places; and a charming downtown with good food, shopping and the 500-seat rebuilt 1882 Paramount Theatre. Goldsboro has earned Main Street America accreditation. Wayne County also has engaging outdoor appeal. Not far south of Goldsboro, the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park provides river-and-rock outdoor recreation and there are options for golf and agritourism. All that helps explain the rise in Wayne County's tourism dollars in recent years to a total of $22.3 million, $12.48 million of it in state and local tax revenues from travel to the county. "Years of growing demand and rising average daily rates in our hotel market has put Golds- boro-Wayne County on a record-breaking ► N O R T H C A R O L I N A Albemarle ..................................................... F2 Asheville .......................................................C2 Chapel Hill ...................................................G2 Charlotte .........................................................E3 Cherokee H ...................................................B2 Durham .........................................................G2 Fayetteville ...................................................H3 Goldsboro H ................................................H2 Greensboro H ............................................. F1 Greenville H ................................................. I2 Hickory .......................................................... E2 High Point .................................................... F1 Mooresville ................................................... E2 Morehead City ............................................... I3 New Bern H ................................................. I3 Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area ...................................G3 Raleigh ........................................................G2 Rocky Mount ................................................ I2 Shelby........................................................... E3 Wilmington H ..............................................H4 Winston-Salem H ........................................ E1 City Map Location A B C D E F G H I J K 1 2 3 4 H H H H H H H B R E A K O U T S P O T L I G H T : Greenville Home to East Carolina University and to a recently developed Convention District, Greenville is in Pitt County, about 85 miles east of Raleigh and has a 57,000-square- foot convention center with 90,000 square feet of meeting space in its Convention District and a handful of smaller venues suitable for small meetings. Greenville and Pitt County also offer a Brew & 'Cue Trail and anitque shopping. There is a 1,500-foot riverwalk and a connected greenspace. Pitt County is also home to the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum 1840 – 1940, the Historical Museum and Catechna Indian Village of Grifton, and two science museums. Greenville Venues: • Greenville Convention Center: 57,000 square feet of meeting space; 12 meeting rooms; the largest meeting facility in eastern North Carolina • Hilton Greenville: 25,000 square feet of meeting space; 140 guest rooms • East Carolina University Murphy Center: 12,400 square feet of club-lev- el meeting space; 9,000-square-foot banquet hall; adjacent to 8,000-seat Minges Coliseum Contact: www.visitgreenvillenc.com

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