Another driveby media outlet on the coast is sounding off on Stein-ball (aka “The Steinburg Invitational”):
[…] What the county is buying is advertising and promotion, said Currituck travel and tourism director Tameron Kugler in an email this week. The county is buying that exposure with occupancy tax money designated for promotion, Kugler said.[…]
Problem: The county is “buying” this from a guy who admits to having NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE with this kind of thing.
The funding request went through the tourism board led by county board chairman Bobby Hanig — a close Steinburg pal running for the NC House with the assistance of Steinburg’s political operation.