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Rebecca Eggers-Gryder Appointed To 24th Judicial District Court Seat PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 06:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Rebecca Eggers-Gryder has been appointed District Court Judge in the 24th Judicial District. Eggers-Gryder will fill the vacancy created by the governor’s appointment of former Chief District Court Judge Gregory Horne to the Superior Court bench in December 2014.
 
The district covers Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties.

She was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory.
 
Eggers-Gryder has been a trial lawyer in Watauga County for nearly 30 years, practicing in the areas of family law, juvenile law, custody, alimony, post-separation support, divorces and equitable distribution and criminal law.

She has worked with the family law firm of Eggers, Eggers, Eggers and Eggers, PLLC, since being admitted to the North Carolina Bar. She has served as county attorney for Watauga County and as attorney for the Town of Seven Devils.  

 
Guilford County Cooperative Extension To Host Farmers Market Managers From Across State PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Local farmers market managers have until Feb. 11 to register for the state Agriculture Department's annual workshop for managers of local farmers markets. This year's event, designed to build stronger markets statewide, will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greensboro.

The workshop will be held at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Road. The event includes sessions on legal protections, liability, grant funding and event planning. Networking opportunities also will be available throughout the day.

The cost is $20 and includes lunch. A complete agenda with registration form is available at www.ncagr.gov/markets/agribiz.

 
I-485 Gets Attention From The Top As Debate Continues Over Charlotte Congestion PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 26 January 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As Charlotte grows, so does the congestion on the Queen City's main transportation loop, I-485. And pressure is growing for the state to open a now-vacant lane that was built as part of a future toll road.

This week, Gov. Pat McCrory weighed in, saying in a statement that he and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata want to meet with local leaders " to discuss solutions for inadequate design, infrastructure and funding issues that were created years ago, which have been causing serious traffic congestion on I-485. We are open to reviewing and considering all viable options.”

DOT build the now-vacant lane during a recent widening project. It is coned off from traffic until a future express lane project is built. The early building of the lane saved taxpayers $18 million, according to the governor and Tata.
 
“We are always committed to working as efficiently as possible to minimize cost and increase productivity as we build important connections,” said Secretary Tata. “This project was designed to meet the needs of the community at the request of local leaders, and we will continue reviewing any options with local leaders to ensure we deliver the best solution for our citizens.”

 
William Sutton Jr. Appointed To 4th Judicial District Court Judgeship PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2015 06:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - William B. Sutton Jr. has been appointed District Court Judge for the 4th Judicial District, which covers Sampson, Duplin, Onslow and Jones counties.

Sutton fills a vacancy made by  the retirement of Chief District Court Judge Leonard Thagard. He was appointed to the post by Gov. Pat McCrory, who said in a statement he believes Sutton's expertise in civil and criminal cases will be an asset to the Court.
 
Sutton has a private practice in Clinton, which he has run since 1989. He has represented civil and criminal cases in both District and Superior Court.

Sutton received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Campbell University.

 

 
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