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July 26, 2017

Lincolnton Steering Committee Looks to Build on Community Vision Forum

Downtown merchants, city leaders and county officials gathered inside the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening for a community vision forum hosted by the City of Lincolnton Steering Committee. The steering committee, founded with the intent of streamlining efforts between local government, support organizations and citizens…

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July 26, 2017

Increased Occupancy Tax Revenue Promising Sign in Greenville

Hotels in Pitt County saw a significant increase in business this year resulting in a 20 percent jump in occupancy tax revenues over last fiscal year, the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau reported on Tuesday. The occupancy tax is the bureau’s only source of revenue, all of which is…

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July 26, 2017

Main Street Roanoke Rapids Continues its Upswing

Another year has passed for Main Street Roanoke Rapids, bringing bigger numbers of new jobs, businesses, investments and more to the historic district. The revitalization organization saw 52 net new jobs, 20 new business openings, more than $4 million in private and more than $460,000 in public investments, saw 31…

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July 25, 2017

Charlotte Council OKs $4.5M for Carolina Theatre

Four years ago, the city sold the dilapidated Carolina Theatre on North Tryon Street for $1 to the Foundation for the Carolinas. On Monday night, local government sweetened the deal by kicking in $4.5 million to close the gap on a proposed $51.5 million makeover. Foundation CEO Michael Marsicano pointed…

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July 25, 2017

Gate City Road Improvements Spruce Up City’s ‘Front Door’

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on $13.3 million in “streetscape” improvements along West Gate City Boulevard, hoping to inject new economic life into what once was one of the city’s more successful commercial corridors. City transportation leaders used municipal bond money approved in a 2008 referendum to spruce up…

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July 25, 2017

Potato Fest Helps Downtown Elizabeth City

Organizers cleared more than $43,500 at May’s N.C. Potato Festival to help with the ongoing restoration of downtown Elizabeth City. The amount was disclosed at Thursday’s monthly meeting of Elizabeth City Downtown Inc., the city’s main street-down revitalization organization. ECDI Director Deborah Malenfant said she believes the amount raised is…

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July 13, 2017

$13M Triad Streetscape Expected to Enhance Business Along Major Corridor

Greensboro Department of Transportation Director Adam Fischer said Wednesday that a $13.3 million streetscape project designed to revamp a 1.7-mile section of Gate City Boulevard is almost finished and has already drastically improved the look of an area that is considered a gateway to the city. He said the contractor…

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July 11, 2017

Goldsboro Downtown Experiencing ‘Boom’ of Businesses, Residents

Business owners in downtown Goldsboro are benefiting from the area’s recent revitalization, and many citizens are enjoying their community more than ever. It’s not just big cities that are experiencing booming downtown areas. Many smaller cities and towns are jumping on the bandwagon as well, revitalizing old or empty parts…

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July 11, 2017

Claremont’s Sutter Street Manufacturing to Expand, Add 72 jobs

Sutter Street Manufacturing, a Williams-Sonoma Inc. operation, plans to create 72 new jobs with an expansion in Catawba County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its facilities in Claremont. “North Carolina is home to some of…

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July 10, 2017

City, Developer Take First Steps Toward Boutique Hotel

With a unanimous vote on Thursday night, the Hendersonville City Council became an official partner with a Carrboro developer to turn the old Grey Hosiery Mill into a boutique hotel. City staff and Belmont Sayre, the developer, reached an agreement on a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which establishes the criteria…

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