State Cabinet official to visit city

On a previous visit to Mount Airy, Susan Kluttz drummed up support for reinstating historic tax credits that had aided restoration projects statewide – now she’s returning to thank local leaders for helping to achieve that.

Kluttz, who is the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources secretary, is scheduled to speak at Mount Museum of Regional History Monday at 11:30 a.m.

The state Cabinet official’s primary purpose will involve thanking Mount Airy for its efforts in leading to the historic preservation tax credit program being brought back from the dead. It has benefited a number of local projects.

Those credits had expired on Dec. 31, 2014, as part of budget-reform efforts by the N.C. General Assembly. That led Gov. Pat McCrory, a supporter of the program, to join with Secretary Kluttz on a statewide tour aimed at reinstating the credits, which are a major funding source for revitalization efforts.

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(Mt. Airy News, 5/4/2016)