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October 20, 2017

Developers Select Courtyard by Marriott Site for Downtown W-S

Downtown Winston-Salem is set to gain another brand name hotel, this time a Courtyard by Marriott in its western section with an $18 million price tag. “We’re excited that Marriott, the world’s largest hotel operator, has selected Winston-Salem, and specifically our Fourth Street site, as the location for their popular…

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October 20, 2017

Wilmington Developers Detail New Hotel, Homes and Retail

The most important thing about Gene Merrit’s planned development isn’t its eight retail spaces or upstairs nightclub. It’s the location: a long-vacant lot at 200 Market St. in downtown Wilmington. “I’m a big believer in infill development,” Merritt told a crowd at the Coastline Convention Center Thursday. “I do not…

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October 17, 2017

Your Hotel Is On Track, Benson

The two most visible projects on the Benson economic development agenda are starting to take shape. According to Hampton Inn & Suites co-developer Adam Leith, the hotel is around 40 percent complete. He said while a lot will depend on how things go with the weather, the hotel is on…

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October 17, 2017

Newton Planning Department Gets Innovation Award

The City of Newton Planning Department was recently honored with an innovation award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Planning Department is the recipient of the 2017 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award in the Special Theme/Innovations category. The award recognizes an outstanding innovation in…

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October 17, 2017

Building ‘Dwell Time’ in the Village Center

The tapestry of unique shops and restaurants, easy walkability and scenic history of old town Pinehurst make the village an ideal destination. Enhancing that combination to keep locals and visitors coming back again and again is a primary goal of the Pinehurst Business Partners. “I am not willing to give…

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October 17, 2017

Renovation of Lenoir entryway business celebrated

Lenoir and Caldwell County officials celebrated the renovation of a building at a key entryway to downtown Lenoir with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Thursday morning. The new White Tire Center actually opened Monday at the corner of Pennton and Harper avenues, the most heavily traveled entryway to downtown.

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October 12, 2017

Midland Extends to Mecklenburg County Line

The Town of Midland now extends to the Mecklenburg County line. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Midland Town Council approved the voluntary annexation of a 105-acre tract that adjoins the Mecklenburg County line. “We are excited to see our town grow to the Mecklenburg County line and appreciative of the Brock…

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October 12, 2017

Washington’s Waterfront Wi-Fi Soon Available

Washington’s Waterfront Wi-Fi service should be up and running by the end of November, according to David Carraway, the city’s director of information technology. “All the equipment is in. We’ve just got to start configuring it.” The council unanimously approved the memorandum of understanding concernign the waterfront Wi-Fi service. The…

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October 12, 2017

Craft Brewer Eyes Success in Elizabeth City

Seventy-one microbreweries have opened across North Carolina so far this year, and if things keep going as planned a 72nd will open in Elizabeth City by the end of the year. He said data shows the average age range of craft beer drinkers starts at 25 and ends just above…

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October 12, 2017

Bakery Moves from Atlanta to Gastonia

A bakery plans to relocate from Atlanta to Gastonia, picking the downtown area to be near the heart of the city, said owner Stefannie Roundtree. “I believe the downtown area of any city is the heart and I wanted my bakery to be near the pulse,” said Roundtree. Roundtree expects…

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