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Johnston County On Track For CSX Tranportation Hub To Connect Piedmont To Eastern NC PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 15 January 2016 06:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - CSX will build a transfer hub and shipping facility in Johnston County, a project to be built with private and public funds.

The project is called the Carolina Connector and is designed to improve transportation of goods between the Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina ports.

Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced the project this week. A news release said CSX has committed $150 million. A $100 million request for state funding has been submitted by CSX and the Upper Coastal Plain Regional Planning Organization to the Department of Transportation.

Local Events Listing For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 14 January 2016 06:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Human Relations Commission has posted an events listing for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations.

The listing can be found at http://www.doa.nc.gov/hrc/calendar.aspx.

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, Jan. 18. State and federal government offices will be closed.

Vance County Commissioner Re-Appointed To Rural Infrastructure Authority PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 06:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two members of the agency charged with helping local governments with planning have been re-appointed. Tommy Hester and Steven Wangerin will remain members of the Rural Infrastructure Authority.

Hester, from Vance County, is the owner of Prim Residential Rentals, Inc. and is a Vance County Commissioner.

Wangerin is from Onslow County. He is the Chief Executive Officer for the W.T. Humphrey Group in Jacksonville.

The Rural Infrastructure Authority is tasked with reviewing and authorizing grants and loans in addition to formulating policies and procedures for grant and loan making under G.S. 143B-472.127.

Winston-Salem Northern Beltway Gets Boost From DOT PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 06:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The eastern portion of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will be finished sooner due to action by state transportation officials.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports officials approved a plan to finish the project using money in the new state budget, which bumped up road funding. The budget ended the years-long practice of diverting road funds to the general operating budget.

The paper reports that when it's finished, the Beltway will be called I-74.

Read the entire story at http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-board-approves-finish-to-northern-beltway-s-eastern-leg/article_da9e549e-fd21-56aa-8d16-a43f42c38ae9.html


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