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Recovery Watch: N.C. Unemployment Rate Drops Again To 5.8 Percent

December 22, 2014
RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's economic recovery continued in November, with the unemployment rate dropping again. The state Department of Commerce reports the rate is now 5.8 percent, down from 6.3 percent in October. The 5.8 rate is the lowest level in six years. “Our…
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N.C. Supreme Court: Election Districts Pass Constitutional Muster

December 22, 2014
RALEIGH, (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. A majority on the state's highest court ruled Friday that a…
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Chatham County Boasts Highest Per-Capita Income In North Carolina

December 22, 2014
RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Looking to locate in the most well off county in the state? Move to Chatham. At $53,336, the county boasts the highest per-capita income in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Orange, Mecklenburg and Wake counties were second, third, and fourth…
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Review Panel: Secret Service Needs New Director From Outside The Agency

December 22, 2014
RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A panel tasked with reviewing operations at the Secret Service has recommended the agency hire a new director from outside the ranks of the agency in order to secure "dynamic leadership that can move the service forward into a new era and drive change in the…
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Appalachian State and NC State Universities Collect N.C. Biotechnology Research Initiative Grants

December 22, 2014
RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thirteen research projects designed to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in North Carolina will share $1 million in grants from the N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative. The Initiative is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Its goal…
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