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9:31 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism

Nellie Manning is president of the Lake Norman Trio women's bowling league. She's bowled in the US Bowling Congress Women's Championships 35 years, including 2007 when the event was held in Charlotte.
Julie Rose

Charlotte has a lot riding on professional sports: millions of tax dollars built an arena for the Bobcats, are helping construct a new home for Knights baseball Uptown and will likely renovate Panthers stadium, too. So does it surprise you to learn that more than half of the city's hotel room bookings each year are the result of amateur athletes

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