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Kilby Island

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Agree & Disagree....

....with your statements. I am involved both in the medical field and the business field, locally and regionally.

I agree with your statements surrounding ECU SOM and Vidant. There is much to be concerned about there. However, there are some important items and discussion in the works and it is my hope one particular solution/agreement will happen. IF (and a big IF) that scenario does come to fruition I doubt there is one person on this board that will be disappointed with the outcome when announced.

On the football side I disagree with you. I am not questioning your numbers on travelers in and out of our wonderful little city on given Saturdays. However, regardless of that number of visitors, football is a TREMENDOUS driver for many, many local businesses on game days. Those out of town visitors on game days IMO bring "extra" dollars into the city that normal visitors may not bring. Visiting a sick relative does not carry with it the same fervor as a visitor for a football game. Many businesses and organizations do rely on football visitors to make their bottom line. Personally I know on different levels. I happened to speak yesterday with a restaurant owner and he discussed how his figures are way off on home games compared to what they once were. He stated, "Those are dollars you just don't get on normal days". A hotelier in Greenville shared with me a 30% occupancy rates compared to 100% occupancies which were the norm. I could cite several other examples. My point is simple, you can not discount the importance of football Saturdays for local businesses because they are only 6-7 days a year. THEY ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to quite a few in town.

(In response to this post by Old Pirate)

Posted: 11/08/2018 at 12:32PM


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