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$200,000 Commerce Grant To Fund City of Brevard Downtown Renewal Project PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGSRToday.com) - Retail and office development is on the way to downtown Brevard, thanks to a $200,000 renewal grant from the state Department of Commerce. The money comes from the Main Street Solutions Fund.

The project will involve construction at 43 South Broad Street.

"We applaud the city of Brevard for its commitment to revitalizing an historic hotel and using this award for new construction on an empty lot downtown," said Commerce Secretary John Skvarla. "This visionary initiative will help breathe new life into a wonderful downtown area."

 
Greenville Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center Withdraws From Medicare/Medicaid PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) submitted a letter to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday seeking voluntarily withdrawal of the inpatient treatment beds at Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, HHS announced Tuesday.

According to the news release from HHS, the effective date of the move is May 1.

"The action is a result of a recent CMS survey that found the facility could not continue to be certified as a psychiatric hospital if it serves patients with primary diagnoses of substance abuse," the release stated. "The decision was made to protect and preserve substance abuse treatment at the Greenville center. The facility will no longer bill Medicare or Medicaid for services it provides to clients admitted after April 30."

“We believe that this decision is the best for maintaining the patient care currently provided,” said Dave Richard, DHHS’ Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services in the statement. “The alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers are an important part of the full spectrum of patient care and we remain committed to serving these patients, regardless of their ability to pay.”

The Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center is a 66-bed facility in Greenville.

 
Pineville Hosts NCLM Regional Meeting On Future of Municipal Finance PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 April 2015 06:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -  The League of Municipalities is holding a local governance workshop in Pineville on Monday. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

"With municipalities across the state facing the loss of privilege license tax revenue, the League will host the third in a series of regional meetings examining the future of municipal finance," reads the post on the website of the organization that represents the majority of the state's cities and towns.

"A Path Forward: Vibrant Cities Today and Tomorrow will include a presentation looking at the history of municipal finance and where cities and towns stand today following recent legislative changes affecting growth and revenues, as well as a panel discussion with municipal officials and others discussing their views on the pressures on property tax rates and municipal services, and related subjects."

More information is available at nclm.org.

 
Jobs Watch: Moore County To See Infusion Of 48 Jobs and $3.5 Million Investment PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Four dozen new jobs are headed to Aberdeen over the next three years as part of a $3.5 million investment from Reliance Packaging. The expansion means the company will relocate manufacturing operations to our state, where it already employs 12 people.

Salaries will vary by job but will include machine operators and maintenance technicians.
 
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $52,000. 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.

 
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