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February 16, 2018

Historic Tax Credits Work

Preserving the past has become something of a focus for towns across North Carolina and the country as a whole, made easier through tax credits that allow public-private partnerships to flourish. A few years ago, North Carolina’s historic tax credits expired, but officials in Raleigh worked hard to reinstate them—something…

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February 16, 2018

Elizabeth City Council Helps In-Demand Business

Based on city projections, the multiplex will be assessed about $1 million in city and county property taxes over the next 10 years. Under the BIP agreement, the city and county would rebate about $545,000 of that amount to Albemarle Theaters. That means the theater should generate about $460,000 in…

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February 19, 2018

Cape Fear Forward: Building a Better Wilmington

When Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo was growing up in the Port City, he said Wilmington handled its zoning the way most places did. “You had residential in one area, commercial in another area, and you would go back and forth,” he said. Then developers came up with the concept of…

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February 19, 2018

Wilson Seeks Funding For Signs to Local Attractions

City officials approved a grant application for federal funding Thursday that would help residents and visitors alike find destinations such as the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum and more. “The USDA helped fund part of the pavilion for the Whirligig Park and we developed a…

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February 2, 2018

Planning North Wilkesboro’s Future

“What sort of town will North Wilkesboro be in 25 years, and how will we get there?” Those questions are addressed in the town’s recently-amended 25-Year Comprehensive Plan, on which the public can comment during a public hearing at the Feb. 6 North Wilkesboro Board of Commissioners meeting. It begins…

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February 2, 2018

Nags Head’s Dowdy Park Heads Into Phase II

As Dowdy Park approaches its one-year anniversary, Nags Head officials are set to move into the second phase of park development that will include a restroom facility and basketball court, as well as courts for pickle ball and bocce ball. Approximately $500,000 is earmarked for the next phase, work for…

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February 2, 2018

Downtown Elkin Shopping Encouraged Through Love Your Locals February Campaign

Thursday will begin a new initiative to entice people to visit and shop in downtown Elkin, the Love Your Locals campaign. The month-long event is a way to focus on local businesses, and includes an effort to support those in need in the community. The Main Street Advisory Board, with…

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February 2, 2018

Benson Goes To The Dogs

“Today is a great day for the local businesses that exist at Exit 79 and the visitors that frequent our exit,” Mayor Jerry Medlin said. “As we open the Benson Dog Park, many people and pets will be impacted by this improvement.” According to Town Manager Matt Zapp, the new…

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February 2, 2018

North Carolina Manufacturing Hub Gets Into Stadium Business

High Point, North Carolina, is furnishing itself a new economic development gambit — a stadium. The furniture manufacturing hub located 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Charlotte is selling $35 million in taxable bonds this week to finance a 5,000-seat stadium for the Bluefish minor league baseball team. The stadium…

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January 26, 2018

Cheney Brothers to Spend $24M in Statesville; Expansion to Add 105 Jobs

Cheney Brothers, a Florida-based food distributor, will invest $24 million in an expansion that will add 105 full-time jobs at its food-distribution facility in Statesville Business Park, the company confirmed Wednesday.“The attitude of public officials and the community has been very warm,” Newell said of the company’s dealings with the…

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