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Alamance County Groups Help Build Project To Snag $7.3 Million Investment In Burlington PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Alamance County, the City of Burlington, and Alamance County Community College joined with the state's Commerce Department to incent CS Carolina, Inc. to create 22 new jobs and invest $7.3 million over the next three years in Burlington.

 
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $80,000.  These grants require and are contingent upon local matches. 
 
CS Carolina, Inc. manufacturers, sells and distributes yarn. CS Carolina employs 27 workers in Alamance County. As part of its expansion, the company will relocate its plant from Swepsonville to Burlington, retaining those jobs and adding to the workforce. 
 
“Textile manufacturing is a rich part of North Carolina’s history,” said Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker of the investment. “It is great to see this yarn manufacturer build upon its presence in the Piedmont and double its workforce in Alamance County.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:17
 
Piedmont Area To Add "743" Area Code To Supplement "336" Code That's Nearing Its Limit PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A second area code is coming to the Piedmont. This week the agency tasked with regulating the state's utilities approved a plan for area code relief to the 336 number that now serves the Piedmont as the sole dialing code. 

 
With "743" added to the phone dialing option comes the requirement that both the area code and the number be dialed in order to complete a call.
 
The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved implementation of an all-services distributed overlay to Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, North Wilkesboro, and Asheboro. Neustar, serving as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, forecasted that without area code relief, numbering resources for new accounts in the 336 area will be exhausted by the third quarter of 2016, according to the state's Department of Commerce.
 
Customers will receive more detailed information, including a time schedule for implementation of 10-digit dialing, in future notices from their local telecommunications provider. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:42
 
July Data Shows Business Booming At Port Of Wilmington PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 August 2014 10:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - July container volumes at the Port of Wilmington reflected a 26 percent year-over-year increase, according to North Carolina Ports officials. The growth was fueled by a wider scope of port calls in the Ports’ Asian service lane, expanded service offerings in the Latin American trade lane, and increased tonnage in the European trade services lane. 

 
“Unrivaled customer service, faster turn times and ease of doing business with our team make the North Carolina Ports the choice ports on the east coast,” said Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Cozza in a news release. “We are aggressively working to grow the business and our container volumes are a result of our commitment to meeting our customer demands for increased service offerings. I am looking forward to a strong year.”
 
North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and in Greensboro, link the state's consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry. 
 
Port activities contribute statewide to 65,000 jobs and $500 million each year in state and local tax revenues. 
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 10:53
 
Roger Echols To Succeed Retiring Leon Stanback As Durham District Attorney PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 14:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - District Attorney-Elect Roger Echols will take over as Durham's full-time DA following the retirement of Acting District Attorney Leon Stanback on August 31.

 
Echols is currently serving as Chief Assistant District Attorney.  His new job will become effective September 1.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory made the appointment on Friday.
 
Echols received his bachelor’s degree in economics from  the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. 
Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 14:54
 
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