New license plate lets you show your love for NC plants
The N.C. Commercial Flower Growers Association is hoping to find 500 backyard gardeners, landscapers and flower lovers to apply for a newly designed N.C. Gardening specialty license plate that features a field of brightly colored flowers that are grown in North Carolina.
The initial fee for the license plate is $20, with an extra $30 fee collected by the DMV for those wishing to add personalized text to the plate. Once the plate is approved, participating drivers will be charged a $20 fee by the DMV in addition to the registration fees.
Once the fees for the plates have been paid, the association will be able to petition the N.C. General Assembly to introduce a bill authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to print the specialized plates.
The plates are designed to let drivers show their support for North Carolina’s floriculture industry, which ranks fourth in the nation and generates $179 million in wholesale value and an additional $29 million from potter flower plants.
For more information on the specialty plate, please call Bonnie Holloman at 919-607-1370 or go to www.nccfga.org to sign up online.