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Perdue expected to make two stops in Wayne County

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on July 24, 2012 1:46 PM

Gov. Beverly Perdue was expected to arrive in Wayne County late this morning to help a local restaurant owner celebrate 50 years in business -- and to sign into law a piece of legislation that would benefit military families like the ones that live on and around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

House Bill 799, officials within her administration said, is significant because it was created to ease the transition for service members and their families recently stationed in North Carolina -- it states that military spouses whose jobs require a professional license will not have to obtain one here if they already have one with equivalent or tougher standards from another state and allows former military personnel who have received training from the military in a field that requires a professional license in the civilian workforce to use their military certifications to obtain a state license.

The governor is also expected to make a stop at barbecue landmark Wilber's Barbecue today to help celebrate the restaurant's 50th anniversary.

For complete coverage of the governor's trip to Goldsboro, see Wednesday's News-Argus.