Davidson and Salisbury are among six finalists for a People’s Choice award in a contest intended to recognize North Carolina’s best Main Streets.
The contest, organized by the state chapter of the American Planning Association, is part of the chapter’s Great Places in North Carolina initiative.
Residents submitted more than 40 nominations in the People’s Choice category, organizers announced Wednesday.
An expert panel picked two finalists each from three regions: Davidson and Salisbury in the Piedmont, Mount Airy and Waynesville in the mountains and Roseboro and Southport in the coastal plain.
Other nominees from the Charlotte region were Albemarle, Catawba, Lenoir, Shelby, Statesville and Waxhaw. See all the nominations here.
Online voting began Wednesday at www.apa-nc.org/greatplaces. The finalist with the most online votes April 30 will be declared the winner.
“Through this program, we hope to celebrate the great places that make North Carolina special,” chapter president Fleming El-Amin said in a news release. “We invite people across the state to help us by voting online for their favorite main street.”
The contest has two other categories:
All winners will be announced in late May. Each will receive a framed certificate and will be featured in the chapter’s outreach efforts.
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