This month, the N.C. Senate gave car owners 12 more choices for specialty license plates.Thanks to former Cornelius mayor Sen. Jeff Tarte, we have the chance to purchase either a Pancreatic Awareness license plate or an NC FIRST Robotics plate.Tarte introduced the bills for each plate; another senator inserted all 12 plates into a single bill and introduced them that way.According to a legislative assistant, more that 40 special plates were presented this session. Only 12 were approved. To see the list of all the new license plates, search online for N.C. Senate Bill 571.Each nonpersonalized plate costs $30, and 300 plates must be sold before the first one will be manufactured.At NC FIRST Robotics – “Where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes,” according to its motto – teams of students use robotics to show originality in technology. The competitions and tournaments become celebrations, according to the group’s website.Its license plate bears the NC FIRST Robotics logo and the phrase “NC FIRST Robotics.” Volunteers run the organization, and the profits from the plate will support the organization’s mission.The purple ribbon on the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness plate is the symbol for pancreatic-cancer awareness, but is also the symbol for gynecological and thyroid cancers, ADD and ADHD, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, animal abuse and many other causes. Though the plate is designated for pancreatic-cancer awareness, the purple-ribbon plate may be for you if you support awareness of any of several causes. Profits from this plate will go to the Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System to fund research into the management of the early stages of cancer.Thanks go to Tarte for championing these two causes.
Friday, Jun. 21, 2013
Cornelius’ Tarte helps with specialty license plates
Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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