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This Week at NCDOT: Pollinator Habitats in Bloom Along State Highways

Pollinators find a home in wildflower beds, tickets still available for train stops at the N.C. State Fair and the Lexington Barbecue Festival, and ferry crews rescue a father and son in Swan Quarter Bay
RALEIGH - The following are highlights from the past week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, NCDOT Now, which can be viewed by clicking here. NCDOT and N.C. Department of Agriculture Partner to Create Pollinator HabitatsAgriculture is a $78 billion business in North Carolina and farmers throughout our state are concerned by the decline of pollinator birds and insects needed for crops to grow.The North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Agriculture are now partnering to strengthen pollinator habitats to help protect your food supply.Tickets Available for North Carolina State Fair and Lexington Barbecue Festival Train StopsIf you are planning a trip to the North Carolina State Fair or the Lexington Barbecue Festival next month, North Carolina's Amtrak invites you to forget about sitting in traffic and finding parking, and instead hop aboard a train for a simple and stress free ride. Click on the links below for information about each of these stops: Ride the Rails to the N.C. State Fair Oct. 16-25 Special Stop at Lexington Barbecue Festival Oct. 24Ferry Crew Rescues Two From Overturned Boat in Swan Quarter BayA father and son stranded in Swan Quarter Bay are now safe thanks to the quick thinking and response of an NCDOT ferry crew aboard the Motor Vessel Silver Lake, nearing the end of their run from Ocracoke on Saturday, Aug. 29. This is the fourth lifesaving rescue by NC Ferry Crews in the last two years.For more information on NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT's online newsroom.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM

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