Raleigh, NC, May 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) has announced that NASCAR legend and Former Randolph County Commissioner Richard Petty has joined the N.C. Water Rights Committee. The N.C. Water Rights Committee is a coalition of North Carolina businesses and concerned citizens who aim to inform citizens of the critical issues concerning water rights that affect all North Carolinians. Petty will assist in informing citizens of their water rights.
“I am looking forward to working with the N.C. Water Rights Committee,” said Petty. “North Carolina water belongs to the people of our state and it is up to the citizens and the federal government to fight for our rights to it. Water is the most important resource to the people of our state and it is vital that we make the effort to protect it.”
About Richard Petty:
The King of stock car racing, Richard Petty retired from NASCAR competition after the 1992 season. During his storied career, he won 200 Winston Cup races, seven Winston Cup championships and seven Daytona 500's. Petty remains a fixture on the sports circuit, owning the familiar number 43 Cheerios Dodge team. Petty served for 16 years as Randolph County Commissioner where he focused on improving schools and law enforcement. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State. He provides funding to organizations such as Hospice of Randolph County, Pfeiffer University, Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center, Level Cross United Methodist Church and Victory Junction Gang Camp. In 2008, Petty was honored with the North Carolina Motor Sports Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements both on and off the track.
About N.C. Water Rights Committee:
The N.C. Water Rights Committee is a coalition of North Carolina businesses and concerned citizens who have joined this state-wide effort to inform citizens of the critical issues concerning water rights that affects all North Carolinians. For more information, visit www.ncwaterrights.org.
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