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Hurricane Arthur Impacts Operation Of Coastal State Parks PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 July 2014 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Preparations for Hurricane Arthur's arrival on the North Carolina coast include the closure and schedule disruptions for several state parks.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced late Wednesday that Hammocks Beach and Carolina Beach state parks and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will be immediately affected Thursday. 
At Hammocks Beach, ferry service to Bear Island will be suspended Thursday, and camping will not be allowed. Carolina Beach State Park will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, and its campground will be evacuated. Visitors with reservations can apply for refunds through the reservations provider Active Network. 
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will likely restrict swimming and close the four-wheel drive beach. 
Fort Macon and Jockey’s Ridge state parks could be closed later this week if storm track predictions are accurate.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 05:21
Louis Bledsoe III Appointed Special Superior Court Judge In Charlotte Business Court PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:14

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - On Tuesday, Lous Bledsoe III began his appointment as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases. His term is for five years.

“Louis Bledsoe’s extensive experience in business and commercial litigation makes him well-suited for the Business Court,” said Governor Pat McCrory in a statement.  “He has developed a great reputation as a litigator and has earned the trust and respect of many members of the Bar.  He will be an outstanding judge for our state’s Business Court.”
Bledsoe is a partner with the law firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. where he is the chair of the business development committee. During his 30 year career, he has been involved in multiple areas of business litigation, including contract disputes, banking, insurance, and other corporate matters.  
Bledsoe received his law degree from Harvard Law School. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:14
Study: Improving U.S. 70 Would Save Time, Help Eastern N.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 June 2014 10:32


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Building bypasses around Goldsboro, Kinston, New Bern, and Morehead City would cut travel time from Raleigh to the coastline by more than an hour, according to a report issued Thursday. 
The town are all points along U.S. Highway 70, which is the focus of the study prepared for the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission and the N.C. Dept. of Transportation.
It now takes two and a half hours to travel from Raleigh to the beach.
"The communities surrounding the corridor are losing their competitive advantage to those areas with better highway access, fewer traffic signals and less congestion," the report said. "For example, during interviews with local stakeholders, it was noted that tourists are now avoiding U.S. 70 and taking a more circuitous route to the coast to avoid delays from traffic or competing with trucks for road space." 
The Goldsboro Bypass is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
U.S. Conference Of Mayors: Raleigh/Cary Among Nation's Fastest Growing Economies PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - IHS Global Insight economists have tagged the Raleigh/Cary area as second only to Austin, Texas in projected economic growth through 2020.

Fayetteville, Arkansas takes the third spot, according to the study, which was released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at its recent meeting in Dallas.
The Raleigh/Cary area's growth is estimated at 4.3 percent over the period, the study says.
The study can be found at http://usmayors.org/metroeconomies/2014/06/report.pdf
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:02

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