N.C. online – For citizens, businesses, employees

North Carolina has launched a new Web site that will allow individuals and organizations to answer questions without wading through a sea of information they don’t need.

When citizens visit North Carolina’s new state Internet portal for the first time, they can choose what interests them from a list of state information and services.

When they come back to the site, it will create a personal page for them listing the things that interest them and leaving off the rest.

From a single home page, the site divides into three portals for citizens, businesses and employees. The material is organized by subject – how to start a business, how to renew license tags. When visitors establish accounts, they can create their own personalized view of state information.

Free e-mail and a calendar service are also available, and Yahoo! is integrated into the site to allow visitors to access the whole Internet.

In statewide surveys, citizens said they wanted to be able to find information without waiting for hours in line or on the telephone. The new web site hopes to make that possible.

The state worked in partnership with Andersen Consulting, Yahoo! and Bell South to create the portal.

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