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Jobs Watch: Wake County Snags 89 Jobs, $8.4 Million Investment From Engineering Firm PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Overland Contracting will open its headquarters in Garner, investing $8.4 million in the Wake County town and creating 89 jobs over the next three years.
Overland Contracting Inc. provides comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services in energy, water and telecommunications. The parent company, Black & Veatch, is among the Forbes “500 Largest Private Companies in the United States.”  Black & Veatch currently employs nearly 200 workers located between Wake and Mecklenburg Counties.   

The Garner facility will be home to the company's leadership team as well as those involved in project construction, including procurement, finance and human resources.

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll for the new jobs is approximately $7.4 million.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $70,000. 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 grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches. 

Prescribed Firest To Be Conducted In Stokes County's Hanging Rock State Park PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Prescribed forestry burns of approximately 450 acres will be conducted by the North Carolina Forest Service over the next several weeks in Stokes County's Hanging Rock State Park.

The burns are forestry management tool to be forests healthy and prevent wildfire by removing dangerous buildup of pine needles and trash and reduce invasive species that threaten the area.

Prescribed-burn managers are hoping to conduct the first burn, about 200 acres, in December along the Moore’s Knob Loop Trail. The second burn, about 250 acres, will take place in January or February in the Flat Shoals Mountain area.

Both burns will be dependent on the right weather conditions to minimize the likelihood of the burn escaping containment lines or causing smoke in nearby communities, said Stokes County Ranger Jonathan Young in a statement.

NCLM To Hold Municipal Advocacy Goals Session, Reception For Legislators PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 08 December 2014 05:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The trade association representing more than 500 North Carolina cities and towns will meet this week to develop its legislative goals and greet legislators.

The League of Municipalities will host a legislative reception Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in downtown Raleigh.

The next day, Thursday, the group will its Advocacy Goals conference at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The session is intended for debate, discussion, and adoption of the League's legislative, regulatory, and federal advocacy priorities for the 2015-2016 biennium.

Full information is available at nclm.org

Chief District Court Judge R. Gregory Horne Appointed To Superior Court In 24th District PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 05 December 2014 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Chief District Court Judge R. Gregory Horne has been appointed to the Superior Court vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge C. Philip Ginn in Superior Court District 24.

Judge Ginn will retire December 31. The 24th District covers Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, Avery and Watauga counties.

Former Chief Justice Sarah Parker named Judge Horne Chief District Court Judge for the 24th District in April 2014. Prior to becoming the Chief Judge, he had served as a district court judge since 2004.

He was an assistant district attorney in the 24th District for four years before leaving to join the private sector, working as an attorney with the Law Offices of Kelly Johnson and before that, the Law Offices of Jim Deal.


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