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Water, Health Officials Responding To Outbreak Of Algae Blooms Near Topsail Island, Lake Tabor PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Hot weather isn't just uncomfortable to work and play in. State officials say recent hot weather in the southeastern part of the state has created a surge of algae blooms that have spurred response from multiple agencies. 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reports its Division of Water Resources is working with state public health officials, staff from UNC-Wilmington, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
State officials detected algal blooms near ocean piers at Topsail Island. Those blooms have since moved offshore. 
State officials also investigated reports of algal blooms at Lake Tabor, and although no visual bloom was occurring, local officials posted a precautionary swimming advisory until water testing is completed. 
Samples are being analyzed at the state Water Resources lab, with results expected at the end of this week.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:13
Jobs Watch: Plastics Manufacturer Expansion in Transylvania County Will Deliver 80 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Sigma Plastics Group will restore the former Excelsior Rosman plant in Transylvania County and create 80 new jobs under the newly formed New Excelsior Incorporated.  

The announcement came on Monday.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $80,000.
In addition to the new jobs, the company plans to expand manufacturing operations and invest $5.5 million over the next three years in Brevard. 
“The New Excelsior project demonstrates how investments in critical infrastructure can spur job creation,” said Secretary of Commer Sharon Decker in a news release.  “This will promote Transylvania County as well as Western North Carolina as a hub for manufacturing and attract more businesses from around the world.”
In addition to the 80 new jobs, New Excelsior has already hired approximately 50 former plant employees. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:58
N.C. Association of Counties Board Of Directors Meeting This Week PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2014 13:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Counties will gather in Asheville later this week. 

The meeting will be held at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday, August 13 in the afternoon.
The Executive Committee of the Board consists of six officers. They are:
-- President Ray Jeffers of Person County
-- President-Elect Ronnie Beale Macon County
-- First Vice President Glen Webb of Pitt County
-- Second Vice President Fred McClure of Davidson County
-- Past President Howard Hunter III of Hertford County
-- Executive Director David Thompson of the NCACC
More information about the board can  be found at www.ncacc.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 13:03
State Auditor Issues Finding In Audit Of Roanoke Island Commission - Friends of Elizabeth II, Inc. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 15:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Auditor Beth Wood's office has released the results of an audit of the Roanoke Island Commission. 

The full audit can be found at http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Investigative/INV-2014-0398.pdf
The report's summary is as follows:
An analysis of state appropriations transferred from the Roanoke Island Commission to the Friends of Elizabeth II, Inc., from 1999 to 2012 indicates that the residual balance of funds attributable to state funding is $5,479,802.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 15:37

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