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7-County Area To Be Included In Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
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
Local Government
By Administrator   
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.

Latest County Job Opportunities For Leadership and Staff Positions PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 March 2015 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - From IT to emergency management to senior services, counties across North Carolina are seeking qualified applicants. A listing can be found on the website of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

A sampling includes:

-- Information Technology Director, Dare County

-- Emergency Management Director, Greene County

-- Local Health Director, Scotland County

-- Transportation Director, Craven County

License To Give Trust Fund Commission Awards Grants To Durham and Greenville Groups PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 13 March 2015 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two local nonprofits will receive grant funding for organ donation education from the state's License to Give Trust Fund Commission. The two will share $81,750.

Community Health Coalition of Durham will receive $31,750 to produce the Toolkit for Success – educational and outreach materials to enhance the donor campaign for organ and tissue donation targeting the African American community in Durham. The primary targets are health care professionals, health centers, private physicians, affinity groups and churches. A short documentary will be produced with oral history interviews from donors, recipients and perspective donors to be used as a tool in the outreach process.

Total Christian Ministries, Inc. of Greenville will receive $50,000 to continue their project entitled the “Eastern North Carolina Donor Impact project.” Its goal is to educate people in Pitt and Edgecombe counties about organ, eye and tissue donation and designate their sign-up with the NC Donor Registry. This grant focuses on the African American, Latino and other minority populations which make-up the majority of people on the waiting list for organ transplants.


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