News

June 13, 2017

Visions for Downtown Morganton Outlined at Public Event

In 1996, a plan was adopted to transform the downtown Morganton community into an accessible area focused on diverse development and putting the people first. Included in the plan were a few big ideas — ideas that may have seemed out of reach at the time. These visions included creating…

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June 12, 2017

New Businesses Breathing Fresh Life Into Downtown Smithfield

The Town of Smithfield has been working to recover from Hurricane Matthew since the storm rolled through North Carolina last fall. Businesses that have opened near downtown are breathing new life into historic parts of Smithfield. Four new businesses have opened in the last four months, and more are on…

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June 12, 2017

Amtrak Expected to Offer Strong Economic Impact in Weldon

News of a possible Amtrak stop in Weldon has minds churning with the possibilities for economic development in the area. While the project is still in its earliest phases and future possibilities are myriad and hazy, local leadership already has ideas. Beyond the expansion of business in the area, there…

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June 7, 2017

Events to Help Show Future of Morganton

The future of Morganton is bright. During the last few months, Morganton Main Street Department has hosted focus group meetings as well as a weeklong charrette to invite residents to give their input on what they’d like to see in downtown Morganton in years to come. The department hired Stantec…

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June 7, 2017

Goldsboro Town Hall Tackles Safety, City Projects and Roads

Residents attending a Goldsboro Council town hall meeting Tuesday got answers about city projects, street maintenance, safety and other issues. The meeting at New Hope United Methodist Church drew about 50 people. The event was hosted by District 2 Councilman Bill Broadaway and District 6 Councilman Gene Aycock in an…

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June 7, 2017

Triangle Cities Using Data to Improve Efficiency, Quality of Life

Whether monitoring traffic counts, water and air quality or water lines for leaks, sensors and other evolving technologies are increasingly being used by cities in the Triangle and nationwide to make more informed, real-time decisions. Local government, industry and university leaders discussed these techniques at the first Triangle Smart Cities…

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June 7, 2017

Fayetteville’s ‘Food Truck Wednesday’ Draws Another Big Crowd

Another crowd of several hundred people went to Fayetteville’s Festival Park on Wednesday for the Food Truck lunch event. Mayor Nat Robertson got a meal from The Blind Pig N.C. barbecue truck, which is operated by Wade Fowler, a former city councilman and now on the Public Works Commission. The…

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June 7, 2017

Midland’s Growth Helping Town’s Budget

“We are able to keep such a great tax rate due to the excellent financial decisions of our town council and the ongoing growth in our community,” said Town Manager Doug Paris. “The council’s past decision to partner with the City of Monroe on the gas pipeline has provided the…

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June 7, 2017

Concord Budget Looks to Growth, Future

The name of the game this year is growth—that and planning for the future. With more and more people flooding into Cabarrus County and Concord in particular, the city has set things in place to prepare for increased services in the coming year and beyond. From hiring new people to…

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May 31, 2017

$4M Grant Approved for Woodfin Greenway Projects

 A $4 million grant was approved on Thursday to construct two greenway segments in the Town of Woodfin. “The Riverside Drive greenway segment is a critical link in Buncombe County’s efforts to work aside municipalities to create a connected network of greenways,” a release from the county said. “The…

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