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New Cold Storage Facility at Port of Wilmington Expected To Boost Global Export Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 15 June 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's agriculture business is expected to benefit when a new cold storage facility opens at the Port of Wilmington. Officials broke ground on the 101,000 square foot operation on June 2.

NC Ports Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Cozza said the facility will allow protein producers to lower their cost of doing business to ship products overseas.

Construction will begin soon. The cold storage facility should be open for business by summer 2016.

Appointments To District Court Judgeships In Guilford and Wake Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 June 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - David Sherrill of Greensboro and Jefferson Griffin of Raleigh will take seats as District Court judges in Guilford and Wake counties.

Sherrill will fill the 18th Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of District Court Judge William K. “Pete” Hunter.

Griffin will the vacancy in the 10th Judicial District created by the passing of District Court Judge Jennifer M. Green.

 Sherrill has operated his own general law practice in Greensboro since 2005. Prior to that, he served as a litigation associate specializing in medical malpractice in the Greensboro offices of Crumley and Associates in 2004 and the Law Offices of Wade Byrd in 2003-2004.

Sherill is an NC Central Law School graduate and a registered nurse.

Griffin has served an assistant district attorney in the Wake County District Attorney's Office. He also earned his law degree from NC Centeral's Law School.

Connect NC Bond Tour Hits Forsyth, Surry, and Yadkin Counties Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 05:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Roundtable discussions dedicated to explaining the transportation and infrastructure bond proposals made by Gov. Pat McCrory will take place in Forsyth, Surry, and Yadkin counties Thursday.

The governor will be joined by Budget Director Lee Roberts and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata.

The first event will be held at 11 a.m. at Winston-Salem State University

 The second event will take place at Pilot Mountain State Park. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Director Donald van der Vaart and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz will be on hand as well.

The second event begins at 2 p.m. with a tour of the park.

 Both events are open to credentialed press.

Two Metropolitan Advisory Committees Endorse Putting Transportation Bond Proposals On Ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Transportation planners in Carbarrus/Rowan and Winston-Salem have expressed support for putting transportation and infrastructure bonds on the November ballot. Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed the bonds, valued at roughly $1.5 billion each. The legislature must decide when and whether to put the plans to a vote. The plans are being marketed as Connect NC.

“Local planning organization leaders understand that long-term investments in our state’s transportation infrastructure translates to jobs, economic development and improved quality of life for future generations,” the governor said in a statement. “I applaud these organizations for their call to let the voters decide on these important investments.”

The endorsements came from the Cabarrus-Rowan MPO Transportation Advisory Committee and the Winston-Salem MPO Transportation Advisory Committee.



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