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September 8, 2017

Façade Grants Available for Downtown Elkin Buildings

Matching grants are available for exterior improvements on historic buildings in downtown Elkin thanks to the Elkin Main Street Advisory Board. “All buildings in the downtown Municipal Service District are encouraged to apply if they are considering a renovation on their building’s exterior,” said Laura Gaylord, Main Street and community…

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September 6, 2017

Biz Owners Seek $37K in City Grants

Local entrepreneurs are asking for more than $37,000 in Business Improvement Grants from the city of Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. Executive Director Deborah Malenfant reported Tuesday that she and city staff are now reviewing four applications submitted in the city’s first round of BIG program funding. BIG, formerly…

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September 6, 2017

Elizabeth City Alley Reopens with New Look

A handful of downtown businesses want an attractive new hub for outdoor dining and drinking. And that’s right up Elizabeth City’s alley — literally. Elizabeth City staff and private contractors partially reopened Pailin’s Alley this weekend, providing a cleaned-up, newly fenced off space for patrons of Hoppin’ Johnz and Coasters…

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September 6, 2017

Farm-to-Table and the Local Economy

“Keeping the economic circle close to home, when possible, efficient and effective, plucks many strings, creating the harmony necessary for a vibrant community for everyone,” McClosky said. “We want to see Asheboro, Randolph County, the Triad, the Piedmont and North Carolina grow and find more success, so that the coming…

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September 1, 2017

Grant Prompts New Mebane Downtown Revitalization Plan

“I think this conversation brings up a bigger issue and that’s thinking about all of the downtown district and a plan that would address all of the downtown district,” she said. “We have invested a lot in industry and large business, so this might be a time to spend that…

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September 1, 2017

‘Southern Living’ Picks Elizabeth City; EDC Director: ‘That’s Huge’

Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Rehklau mentioned the magazine’s posting about the city at last week’s monthly meeting of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission. EDC Director Wayne Harris said he was unaware of “Southern Living’s” mention of Elizabeth City until Rehklau mentioned it on…

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September 1, 2017

Brunswick Growth, Tight Supply Drive Region’s Home Sale Boom

The region currently has more buyers than sellers, meaning homes that go on the market are selling faster. Rapid growth in Brunswick County is also drawing transplants to the region. Luther said about half of his firm’s activity is around Leland. Mary Carneiro, a broker with Southport Realty, said retirees…

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September 1, 2017

Hotel, Development Coming Near Cabarrus Arena in Concord

A new hotel proposed for near the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center could be a game-changer for the surrounding community. The development, called Arena Commons, will sit at the corner of Cold Springs Road and N.C. 49 and include not only the 120-room hotel but also an apartment community, a…

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September 1, 2017

Blowing Rock Project ‘Will Be a Catalyst for Economic Development’

“Our target is to be ready to construct when the funding opens up,” Ed Evans, Blowing Rock town manager, said. “The development of the Blowing Rock section of the MFG will be a catalyst for economic development as tourists will have one more activity to do while visiting the High…

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September 1, 2017

Daimler Investing $27M in Cleveland

Daimler Trucks of North America is investing $27 million in a new logistics center at its truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, about 45 miles northeast of Charlotte. The company says it will create more than a dozen new jobs there. Daimler broke ground on the new logistics center Friday morning.

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