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December 14, 2018

$17M spec building under construction in Kannapolis

A $17 million spec building is nearing completion in Kannapolis. The building is located on Kannapolis Parkway near Stewart-Haas Racing and the intersection of N.C. 73. It is also in close proximity to the new Kannapolis Amazon Distribution Facility. “We look forward to the addition of this new 300,000 square…

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December 14, 2018

Summit examines local economy

A roomful of business and community leaders and local officials from across the Twin Counties came out for the 2018 Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit on Wednesday at the Rose Hill Conference Center. The summit consisted of Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney giving an overview of…

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December 14, 2018

Community gives input for Elkin’s future

In two days last week, community members floated in and out of sessions designed to allow them to have input on how they would like to see Elkin’s future develop and grow. The input sessions are part of the master plan development process being overseen by WithersRavenel, who was contracted…

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December 14, 2018

Warp Clarkton seeking job applicants

Warp Clarkton, in operations for several months, has announced and expansion and a call for job applicants in Bladen County. New Generation Yarn Corp., its formal name, has between 75 and 100 jobs and represents a $4 million investment. Applications for jobs are being accepted through NCWorks and at the…

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November 21, 2018

New inventory could bring tax credits to more buildings

Elizabeth City officials hope to update the city’s inventory of historic buildings, potentially opening up dozens of properties to tax incentives for redevelopment. City Manager Rich Olson said Monday he will ask City Council to fund a new survey of the city’s inventory of historic buildings. The city’s current inventory…

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November 21, 2018

Downtown Vision Plan unanimously advances to Council

The Mebane Planning Board unanimously approved the city’s Downtown Vision Plan on Wednesday, November 14. Lead Vision Plan developer Allison Platt of Rivers & Associates, LLC presented the draft to the Board. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working in your community,” she said. “This Plan… builds on what is probably your…

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November 21, 2018

Cooper visits new call center in Rocky Mount

The State Employees’ Credit Union is bringing 160 jobs to Rocky Mount with its Member Services Support Center. Gov. Roy Cooper, speaking Tuesday at the call center’s grand opening, said it was great to be home in Nash County. “One hundred and sixty good-paying jobs — that’s good,” Cooper said.

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November 21, 2018

87-room Foundry Hotel opens in downtown Asheville’s The Block neighborhood

The lights have come on at Asheville’s newest downtown hotel. And after years of rehabbing a set of aging buildings once headed for demolition, few are more satisfied than developer David Tart. “With this project, I felt like every day we had a significant challenge with buildings that were here…

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November 21, 2018

Mebane Community Park officially opens to public, pets

Park Supervisor Cy Allmond said to have it officially open to the public is “a relief.” “We’ve [wanted] this park to be open for quite a while now,” he said. “We’ve had enough traffic coming in and out of here, curious citizens wondering when it’s going to be finished, so…

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November 21, 2018

Concord approves voluntary annexation and new economic development

The Concord City Council took steps to push economic development and bring new jobs to the area at their meeting this month. “We’ve got a lot of warehouse space and distribution space in the city,” Lloyd Payne, city manager, said. “We’re trying to steer away from that. I want industrial…

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