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N.C. Council For Women To Discuss Status Of Women In Robeson County PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Council for Women is scheduled to present findings of research report on the status of women in Robeson County later this month.

 
The presentation will touch on work/earnings, educational attainment, poverty, child care, and health compiled by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. 
 
The event will be held July 23 and will feature local organizations sharing approaches to addressing some of the highlighted challenges. 
 
The presentation will take place at UNC Pembroke Regional Center, 115 Livermore Drive in Pembroke.
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:29
 
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative Snags $11 Million In USDA Funds PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Carteret-Craven Electric Membership Corporation is among rural electric systems in eight states that are benefitting of federal Agriculture Department grants and loans.

 
The USDA reports the coastal area utility will receive $11 million to 
build or improve 122 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $4,915,412 for smart grid projects.
 
 "America's infrastructure must be modernized if we are to continue to create jobs, expand opportunity and be competitive in the global economy," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement. "Modernizing our nation's rural electric infrastructure will help better support economic development in rural areas while helping to ensure reliable and affordable electric service for people who live and work in small communities across the country."
 
Other recipients are:
 
California
Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District – $8,000,000. To make transmission improvements. 
 
Florida
Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $110,000,000. To build or improve 1,447 miles of line and make other system improvements. 
 
Georgia
Planter Electric Membership Corporation – $6,323,000. To build or improve 63 miles of line and make other system improvements. 
Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation – $23,000,000. To build or improve 580 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $2,911,442 for smart grid projects. 
 
Kansas
DS&O Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $8,000,000. To build a new headquarters. 
 
Kentucky and Indiana
Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $30,000,000. To build or improve 228 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $3,431,205 for smart grid projects. 
 
Virginia
Southside Electric Cooperative – $40,000,000. To build or improve 1,334 miles of line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $8,625,256 for smart grid projects. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:15
 
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission Science Panel To Discuss Updating Sea-Level Rise Report PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel will meet July 21 in New Bern to discuss the study of inlet hazard areas and an update of the panel’s 2010 sea-level rise study report.

 
The panel will meet at the Craven County Cooperative Extension office. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
The science panel is composed of coastal engineers and geologists.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:45
 
Catawba County To Receive $1.7 Million Grant For Fire/Rescue PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The largest grant ever awarded to North Carolina's 10th congressional district will send $1,777,320 to local fire departments in Catawba County.

 
Congressman Patrick McHenry made the announcement. 
 
The City of Hickory Fire Department in Catawba County is the host department for the grant that comes in the tenth round of this year’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, according to the announcement.
 
McHenry's office says Hickory Fire Chief Fred Hollar indicated that the grant will be used to purchase 800 megahertz radios for all fire and rescue departments located in Catawba County. 
 
“The technology upgrades that will be made possible by this grant will allow Catawba County fire departments to vastly improve their communications and will mean better coordination each time a call is run," McHenry said in the statement. 
 
The grant was awarded through a competitive review process.  
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:18
 
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