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Charles M. “Casey” Viser Nominated For Special Superior Court Judgeship PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charles M. “Casey” Viser of Mecklenburg County has been nominated For Special Superior Court Judgeship.
"Casey Viser served Mecklenburg County with distinction as a District Court Judge and is a well-respected and distinguished litigator," said Gov. Pat McCrory in a statement announcing the nomination. "His impending role as a Special Superior Court judge will only further his legacy of commitment and service to his community and the state."
Governor McCrory appointed Viser as a Mecklenburg County District Court Judge on July 15, 2013.  Prior to his service as a District Court Judge, he was a partner at James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte, where he was a civil and criminal litigator. 

Rep. David Rouzer Introduces Bill To Recognize Wilmington As World War II City PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 March 2015 04:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seeking to recognize Wilmington's place in World War II history, 7th District Congressman David Rouzer has introduced a bill to make the state's key port city the first locality to be recognized under an annual program touted as “American World War II City.”
“The City of Wilmington played a significant role in the war effort and is very deserving of the title “American World War II City," Rouzer said in a statement. "The city has done a fantastic job of preserving important pieces of war history including the USS North Carolina.  It’s time we recognize cities all over the country for their contributions to the war effort. 

7-County Area To Be Included In Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Matrix Design Group has been selected to prepare a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for the communities surrounding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, including the Dare County Range.  The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Division made the selection for the job, which is funded by a nearly $300,000 Department of Defense grant.

Counties included in the study are Dare, Beaufort, Bertie, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, and Wayne.

"The study will look to promote community and economic development that is compatible with military training, test and operational missions as well as seek ways to reduce the operational impacts on adjacent lands," according to the state Commerce Department news release. "The goal of the study is to encourage local governments and the state to work closely with Seymour Johnson AFB to implement measures that promote compatible community development in support of continued operation of the base and range."

The study will take about a year and a half, according to the agency.

Jobs Watch: Guilford County To Gain 100 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 05:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Guilford County city of High Point is set to gain 100 new jobs over the next five years as Packrite, LLC expands its operations. The jobs will come with an $8.9 million investment from the firm in the first year.

The new jobs will be in the areas of die cutting, shipping, maintenance, accounting, and more.

Packrite is a fairly new company that makes specialied packaging, according to the jobs announcement. It was founded in 2008 and currently employos 78 people. The company is also known for using environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling processes.

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for the reimbursement. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.


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