Paul Fogleman,

The announced June 6 day for hosiery and textiles executives to visit the General Assembly has been canceled. The budget deliberations will have concluded and debates will be concluding during the week. Also the major initiative to create a N.C. Fabric Discovery and Enhancement Center under N.C. State University College of Textiles has been suspended. The center would combine the resources of NCSU, the Manufacturing Solutions Center, and the Textile Technology Center to expand services to the textile industry and the participating community colleges.

The College of Textiles withdrew the proposal for the current session when it was confronted by opposition of Sen. Kathy Harrington, an appropriations chair, from Gaston County.

This week House members urged the supporters to bring the proposal to the 2019 session.

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