Our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in and affiliated in some way with the recent events in Charleston. No one should have to live in fear of acts of terror. Read more about how that Charleston neighborhood is struggling, even before Wednesday evening’s attack.
Welcome to another Friday and another Placebook. This is my last Friday here and I think it will warrant a trip to the fish house, what we call any seafood restaurant that could be at home on one of the Carolina beaches. But hold that thought. Today’s travel brief is all about how to get to Greensboro.
Yes, Greensboro has an airport. It’s called Piedmont Triad International(PTI) and it was built as Lindley Field in 1922. The current terminal was built in 1982. Five airlines operate there now (up from three when it opened) and you can come in nonstop from Atlanta, Philly, Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston-IAH, Newark, New York-LaGuardia(and JFK in the fall), Washington-DCA and Dulles,Orlando, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Denver and Charlotte.
If you’ve ever heard me talk about driving back to Greensboro, when I fly into Charlotte, yet you see it on the board, do know that we are talking tiny plane, really short flight and one that doesn’t do well for those of us with sensitive stomachs. One day I’ll have to ride a turbo prop, this isn’t the day.
Security’s pretty easy. Get something to eat pre-security and you can watch planes come in. You can also plug up and there’s free wi-fi, but I think that’s standard now in all airports.
Learn more about PTI here. They even have a calculator to help you compare costs of flying in and out of the airport. And yes, I realize there are no international flights in that list, we do occasionally have a plane going to Mexico and one going to Canada. Not sure of the status of those two planes.
What I am sure of is the status of the news:
Charlotte’s airport has made it easier to get in and out.
Guilford County has a budget.
The Trinity/Greensboro council Senate Bill will not be heard again until next week.
There is a state championship for food trucks.
Grants from the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority have been announced for these five projects.
Asheville’s five-year economic development plan.
And finally, the voter ID requirement has been softened some.
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