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May 11, 2018

Tax Breaks Promote Historic Preservation

Building renovations are expensive, but a recent Wilson Downtown Development seminar highlighted ways investors can use historic tax credits to offset construction costs. “The benefits of this tax credit (for approved projects) is a 20 percent federal credit and, in this county, 20 percent credit from the state, so if…

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May 11, 2018

Downtown Belmont Continues Resurgence

Chad Hutcheson has been at ground zero of downtown Belmont’s resurgence for the past decade. The String Bean has become a celebrated restaurant, market and butcher shop that wins annual awards for its wine selection. Around the corner, 10 Catawba has served as an unique example of how a former…

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May 11, 2018

Mebane at Work on Downtown Vision Plan

After two preliminary meetings in April, City of Mebane staff in conjunction with members of the NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center held an additional community meeting for the Downtown Vision Plan. Several dozen residents and business owners gathered at the Mebane Historical Museum last week to address concerns…

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May 11, 2018

Everest Textiles Continues to Grow in Forest City

A year and a half after announcing publicly that it would establish a manufacturing facility at 1331 Wast Main Street, Forest City, Taiwan-based Everest Textiles is now among the top private employers in Rutherford County. With more than 300 employees, the company has made an impact on the lives of…

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May 4, 2018

Future Looks Bright for Benson

The Town Of Benson has a bright future ahead, according to Town Manager Matt Zapp, so there’s plenty for businesses and residents alike to anticipate with positive foresight. Mr. Zapp offered those upbeat and excited predictions during Thursday’s Coffee Connections hosted by the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce. Citing the…

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May 4, 2018

North Carolina Communities Achieved 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The National Main Street Center has designated 47 North Carolina communities as accredited Main Street America™ programs, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. In fiscal year 2017, North Carolina Main Street programs generated $200 million in local public and private reinvestment, helped open 319 net new businesses, generated…

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May 4, 2018

Southern Finishing to Expand With Jobs in Stoneville

A local business has announced a two-phase expansion that will create 54 full-time jobs in Rockingham County. Southern Finishing has agreed to invest $1.48 million over the next five years in building up-fit and new machinery and equipment at an industrial facility that once housed Stoneville Furniture on Main Street.

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May 4, 2018

You Oughta See This 50-Foot-Tall Otter Mural Take Shape on N.C. Water Tank

In a span of 26 days, a Winston-Salem water tank went from being a blank canvas to a work of art. A 50-foot tall American river otter graces the water tank amid an explosion of geometric shapes and colors, brightening the drive for commuters on Peters Creek Parkway. The mural,…

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May 4, 2018

Harris Arcade Welcomes Businesses in Hickory

Hickory Mayor Hank Guess and property owner Tim Cline welcomed 11 new businesses to downtown Hickory during a ribbon cutting held on April 27 at the Harris Arcade, 221 First Ave., NW, in downtown Hickory. Built in 1938, the Harris Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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May 4, 2018

Council Agrees to Buy Building for Downtown Restrooms

Hendersonville City Council agreed Thursday to purchase a property on Fifth Avenue for conversion into a downtown public restroom. Money for the purchase will not come from property tax revenue, said Holloway, but from the Main Street municipal service district tax, sales tax dollars and the Downtown Hendersonville budget. They…

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