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Four North Carolina Airports On Board With Homeland Security's TSA Pre-Check Screening Program PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 27 October 2014 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As they gear up for holiday travel, airports in four North Carolina cities are participating in a Department of Homeland Security program designed to move frequent, low-risk travelers through security checks at a faster pace.

The TSA Pre-Check program is operating at participating airlines at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Wilmington International Airport.

TSA allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

An applicant for pre-check must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and cannot have been convicted of certain crimes. If an applicant has a record of any of the crimes identified in the eligibility requirements, they may choose not to apply, as the application fee is nonrefundable.

Interested applicants must visit an application center to provide biographic information that includes name, date of birth and address. An applicant will be fingerprinted and will be required to provide valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. An applicant also has the option to pre-enroll online to provide basic information and make an appointment before visiting an application center. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail approximately 2-3 weeks following the visit to the application center. An applicant also may check status online by visiting https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ and clicking on “Service Status.” The Known Traveler Number is valid for five years.

Once approved as eligible for TSA Pre✓™, the enrollee must enter the provided KTN in the ‘Known Traveler Number’ field when booking travel reservations on any of the ten participating airlines.  The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.  Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 05:31
Audit: Department of Revenue-Department of Transportation-Tag and Tax Together System PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 24 October 2014 15:53


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Auditor's Office has produced a Service Organization Control (SOC[1]) report on the integrated Tax and Tag Together system for the period of January 1, 2014, through June 30, 2014. 
There are one or more findings.
"This report is for counties and their external auditors to help determine the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting," according to the auditor's office. "The SOC report is considered sensitive and confidential since it lists security related controls, and it will not be released to the public as provided by North Carolina General Statute (G.S) 132 6.1(c)."
A notice listing the security issues can be found at http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Infosystems/ISA-2014-4200.pdf
N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants/Loans For 7 Local Governments PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seven North Carolina local governments are a total of $2.5 million richer, thanks to grants and loans appropriated by the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA).

The RIA was established as part of the Rural Economic Development Division at the N.C. Department of Commerce to assist with the review and approval of grants for rural areas in the state. The grants-making programs of the division include assistance for building reuse and restoration as well as infrastructure including water and sewer. 
-- Sampson County:  $566,925 to assist in the construction of an elevated water storage tank and 12-inch water line to a wood pellet production facility to be constructed by Enviva Pellets Sampson, LLC. Enviva will invest $105 million in constructing and equipping the new facility. The company produces wood pellets for export to utility customers in Europe. The pellets are shipped to Europe via the port at Wilmington. Enviva has committed to create 80 full-time jobs.
-- Town of Spruce Pine (Mitchell County): $238,575 to provide public sewer and water service for the retention of 232 jobs by PRC Industries.  PRC Industries will demolish a pre-treatment water system allowing the company to connect to the town’s system. 
-- Davie County:  $500,000 to support the reuse of a 108,480 sq. ft. building located at 205 Enterprise Way in Mocksville. The building was constructed in 2009 and has been vacant for five years. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Inc., a manufacturer and retreader of aircraft tires, will move into the building and expand operations. The company has committed to creating 40 new, full-time jobs. 
-- The Town of Elkin (Surry County):  $300,000 to support the reuse of a 9,000 sq. ft. building located at 119 West Main Street. The building was constructed in 1915 and has been vacant for two years. Prism Medical Products, LLC, a distributer of durable medical equipment, will move into the building and expand operations. The company has committed to creating 30 new, full-time jobs.
-- The Town of Mocksville (Davie County): $332,500 to allow the town to support Gildan construction of a new manufacturing plant off Interstate Drive near I-40 in Mocksville.  The proposed improvements for this project are for industrial wastewater improvements. Gildan has committed to create 205 new, full-time jobs.  
-- McDowell County: $100,000 to allow the county to assist two companies that are being served by private wells. Suttles Trucking and Grading builds roads, provides environmental services, septic installation, and stream restoration services.  Adkins Transportation provides transportation for the food industry.  Both companies are in need of a reliable source of water in order to grow and maintain current operations.  Each company indicated that it can create five new, full-time jobs for a total of 10 new, full-time jobs.
-- The Town of Rutherfordton (Rutherford County): $500,000 to assist the town and allow Tryon Equestrian Properties to build an equestrian venue that will support both licensed and non-licensed equestrian events and other entertainment events that will support year round economic activity. Tryon Equestrian Properties will create 50 new, full-time positions.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:36
Jobs Watch: HondaJet Expands Operations In Triad PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:33

GREENSBORO, (AP) — HondaJet says it is spending $19 million to expand its world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports HondaJet officials mentioned the expansion during the 2014 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
A news release on the company's website says the expansion is designed to accommodate increasing sales and to add a hangar for delivery preparation.
Construction includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion of the main headquarters building and a 24,405-square-foot hangar for aircraft production and delivery. The projects are scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2015.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:33

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