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November 6, 2017

Something Big Brewing in Marshall

An open house inside a unique brewery inside Marshall’s town limits served to celebrate the partnership between a small business and a small town. Buchi Tea welcomed local political, business and community leaders inside its revitalized 30,000-square-foot space Oct. 16 for a tour of the company’s operations. The town of…

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November 6, 2017

Spillover Effect From Revitalization Lifting Downtown Economy

The revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem — with more than $1.5 billion spent since 2000 — is nearing a critical mass tipping point. Expansion in one area, say housing and hotels, is having a spillover effect into other areas, such as retail, restaurants and amenities. Some downtown observers have said for…

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November 12, 2017

Greensboro Landmarks Are Coming Back to Life

Light spilled onto a downtown sidewalk Nov. 2 from an unfamiliar source. The Cascade Saloon, boarded, vacant and crumbling for decades, came back to life. Voices joined in pleasant conversation filtered out of open windows and doorways overlooking South Elm Street. Occasional trains rumbled alongside on the railroad tracks that…

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November 3, 2017

St. Pauls Finds Itself in Right Spot

This Robeson County town has turned its location into a major selling point and is cashing in as a result. According to the town’s administrator and the county’s economic development director, St. Pauls and its 2,400 residents have landed the last five major economic development projects in Robeson County: Johnson…

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November 3, 2017

Burlington Selected for PRA Group Expansion, 500 Jobs

“This is a very complex real estate deal with all of the competition – we were competing against 5 different states – and we won without extensive tax breaks or financial incentives,” said Holly Hill Mall and Business Center owner David Morton. He added, “This is great news for the…

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November 3, 2017

Signs With QR Codes Link to Videos About Reidsville Buildings

City leaders gathered on the sidewalk at the roundabout where South Scales meets Morehead Street on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for the unveiling of a new sign containing QR codes. “Today is the culmination of a long project… a few projects that got pulled together,” said Reidsville Assistant City Manager Chris…

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November 3, 2017

Lt. Governor Visits Morehead City Sites, Praises Local Businesses

“It actually is a good diverse economy down here, I don’t think a lot of people realize that,” he told the News-Times as he and his team grabbed a sweet treat at HappyCakes Cupcakery. “When you get out to the coast, there’s still a lot of other things going on…

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November 3, 2017

Whirligig Park Opens in Wilson

Wilson got a good look at the very near future Thursday with the grand opening of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. Cars lined the streets and filled parking lots as hundreds of people flocked downtown to see Wilson’s newest, free city park. Families set up folding chairs and spread out…

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November 3, 2017

City of High Point Closes on Stadium Land

The city has finalized its purchases of most of the properties targeted for its proposed downtown stadium. The city plans to build the multi-use facility on about 5 acres at Church Avenue and Pine Street. It’s also acquiring about 6.5 surrounding acres it plans to sell to developers for residential…

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October 23, 2017

Revolution Mill Shows Transformative Power of Historic Tax Credits

The moment was sadly ironic. On Wednesday, as city leaders celebrated the renovation of Revolution Mill — a former Cone Mills textile factory that now houses shops, offices, restaurants and apartments — another Greensboro textile mill was closing its doors. White Oak was the last Cone textile mill operating in…

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