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Shimmery Gift Given To Capital City

Posted May 16, 2007 8:02 p.m. EDT

— The new Raleigh Convention Center will have a signature glow once it is built.

The city announced Wednesday a $1 million donation from Cree Inc., of Durham. The money will be used to build a shimmer wall on the outside of the convention center's western side.

Using LED technology, the 9,000-square-foot wall will display an oak tree for Raleigh's distinction as the City of Oaks.