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$119 Million Announced For Drinking Water and Wastewater Projects PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 05 February 2016 06:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A group of North Carolina towns are receiving state assistance to help pay for necessary water and wastewater projects.

Fifty projects will be funded, according to a news release.

More than $500 million in projects have been funded since January 2014 through the state’s water infrastructure authority.

Monies are awarded through three funds:

-- the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: 31 projects totalling $42 million

-- Clean Water State Revolving Fund: 14 projects totalling $62 million

-- Community Development Block Grant for Infrastructure Program: 10 projects totalling $14 million

The project list can be found at http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=8d1f78c2-95fd-406a-9391-e0446686e2e8&groupId=14655572

David Huffman, Former Catawba County Sheriff, Re-Appointed To Human Trafficking Commission PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Former Catawba County Sheriff David Huffman will serve another term on North Carolina's Human Trafficking Commission.

Huffman, along with five others, received their appointments Wednesday from Gov. Pat McCrory. Huffman is the Director of the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission. He served as Sheriff of Catawba County until 2010.

Other appointees are:

* David Elliott (Wake County) - Elliott is a Special Deputy Attorney General with the N.C. Department of Justice. He has been with the office for over 17 years.

* Jennifer Haigwood (Wake County) - Haigwood is the Director of Administration and Governmental Affairs for the North Carolina Department of Labor. This is a reappointment.

** Elizabeth "Libby" Coles (Wake County) - Coles serves as Executive Director and Managing Attorney for JusticeMatters, which she founded in 2009. She specializes in the provision of trauma-informed humanitarian immigration services for survivors of human trafficking and other traumas.

The purpose of the board is to apply for and receive, on behalf of the State, funding from federal, public or private initiatives, grant programs or donors that will assist in examining and countering the problem of human trafficking in North Carolina.

Local Officials Invited To Attend Farmland Preservation Workshops PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Local officials interesting in farmland preservation and the administration of the Voluntary Agricultural Districts program are invited to attend workshops in four locations across the state over the next six weeks.

The state Agriculture department released the following schedule:

Thursday, February 25, University of Mount Olive Communications Building, 646 James B. Hunt Drive, Mount Olive

Tuesday, March 1, Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, 2900 NC Highway 125 South, Williamston

Thursday, March 17, Forsyth Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem

Thursday, March 24, WNC Regional Livestock Center, 592 Beaverdam Road, Canton

Jobs Watch: Coty To Boost Manufacturing Jobs at Lee County Plant PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 01 February 2016 06:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Cosmetics giant Coty will invest $19 million and add 25 jobs to its Lee County facility over the next three years. The firm already employs more than 750 people, and also relies on contractors.
Coty's brands include Calvin Klein, Chloé, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.
Coty’s expansion in North Carolina was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $62,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance in support of local governments in creating jobs and attracting economic investment. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for grant funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.
In addition to North Carolina Commerce and EDPNC, other partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, NCWorks, Lee Cou


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