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June 22, 2017

Wilson Officials Develop Plan for Innovative Future

When Wilson was named along with Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke and Wilmington as an InnovateNC city in 2015, the differences between the communities were more obvious than the similarities. Now the cities have a common thread — an intentional approach to attract innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs. “What I’m excited about is…

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June 21, 2017

Fuquay-Varina OKs $1.9M for ‘Transformational’ Downtown Project

The town has approved $1.9 million to kickstart a project downtown, where Fuquay-Varina leaders hope a developer will build storefronts and apartments. Most of the money – $1.5 million – would go toward a new parking deck in the middle of the project at Academy and Main streets. Another $400,000…

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June 21, 2017

Demolition Brings Hope to New Bern Businesses

Jeff Ruggieri, director of New Bern Development Services, said he has heard nothing but positive things about the demolition of Days Hotel. “The site is pretty clean and safe now,” Ruggieri said. “I’ve heard a lot of people say it gives them hope again.” On Broad Street, and next to…

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June 21, 2017

City Unites Under Reidsville Industrial Alliance

As a unified front, the Reidsville Industrial Alliance is working to redefine what it means to be a local corporate citizen. Founded by the City of Reidsville, the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce and Tri-State Steel, the alliance is a grassroots effort by local industries to build a network, face challenges…

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June 21, 2017

New $16M Professional Park in Apex Breaks Ground

A development plan for a new mixed-use professional park in Apex that was approved with a split Town Council vote in the fall is on track to start construction on phase one in July. Diego Munoz, a KW Commercial agent representing the developer group – Apex-based Olive Chapel Professional Park…

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June 21, 2017

Turkish Textile Company Commits to W-S Plant

“This investment will also strengthen trade between Turkey and the United States of America and will be one of the first manufacturing-related direct investments made by a Turkish company into the United States economy.” The governor’s office said the 260 jobs would have an annual economic impact of more than…

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June 21, 2017

Maxton Approves Infrastructure Survey

“McGill and Associates will look at all of our equipment and infrastructure,” Bordeaux said. “This will actually let us know exactly what we have, what should be funded, and what our priorities should be.” This is the first time such an an analysis of the town’s drinking water and wastewater…

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June 16, 2017

Novo Nordisk Tops Off $2B Expansion in Clayton

Novo Nordisk employees in Johnston County signed their names early Friday to the beam that will top off an expansion for the pharmaceutical company and will add about 700 jobs to their ranks. The $2 billion project, announced in 2015, is the company’s first outside its home country of Denmark,…

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June 14, 2017

New Hotel Plans to Open in Rocky Mount

Mayor David Combs said the new Homewood Suites by Hilton will certainly help alleviate the shortage of hotel rooms in the area. The Rocky Mount Sports Complex on 600 Independence Drive has proven successful with youth baseball and soccer tournaments drawing outside people to the area. In 2015, the Sports…

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June 13, 2017

$1.5M Dream Coming True in Mount Olive

A small crowd of well wishers and dignitaries on the local and state level watched the dirt move in a construction kickoff groundbreaking for the $1.5 million corporate aircraft hangar at the local airport. More than a year of effort was involved in planning and financing the project. Mount Olive…

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