Tue, 5 August 2008
August 5, 2008
She was the secret guest that caused
Now we know the identity of the secret guest whose visit to
It was Martha Stewart.
Stewart, the lifestyle guru, was the guest of billionaire developer David Murdock on Thursday and Friday.
She visited the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and made a quick shopping trip in the
Last week, city workers took down banners honoring Earnhardt after an official at Murdock's real estate company and a local tourism official said some of the banners were dirty and torn and might upset a Murdock guest, who wasn't identified.
Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle & Cooke, Murdock's development company, said Stewart's visit had been planned for months.
It's hard to work around those schedules, she said.
Stewart had dinner with Murdock late Thursday evening and left
During her visit Thursday, she toured a research laboratory with Murdock. It's scheduled to open later this year.
The banners honoring Earnhardt had been placed along