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New Appointments To North Carolina's Northeast Commission PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 17:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Five people have been appointed to two-year terms on North Carolina's Northeast Commission. The group facilitates economic development and tourism development in Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties. 

The appointees are: 
-- The Honorable Matthew Peeler (Perquimans County) – Peeler is serving his first term as a county commissioner, where he serves on the Economic Development Commission, among other committees.  
-- Mary Cassidy (Pasquotank County) – Cassidy is the owner and founder of Cassidy Consulting. 
-- Bruce Biggs (Pasquotank County) – Biggs is owner and president of Biggs Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Truck in Elizabeth City, NC. As a community leader, he is an active member of the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry. 
-- Donald Herr (Chowan County) – Herr is retired, having held management positions with AT&T and Campbell Soup Company, among others. 
John Woodard Jr. (Pasquotank County) – Woodard has more than 44 years of experience in all lines of insurance claims, with an extensive knowledge of residential and commercial construction and damage estimating. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 17:10
Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration For Four Eastern N.C. Counties PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 02 May 2014 15:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday asked President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in four counties to expedite recovery from the tornadoes and severe storms that struck much of eastern North Carolina April 25.

Teams from local, state and federal emergency management agencies spent the week surveying storm damage in Beaufort, Chowan, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. Initial reports indicate more than 100 homes incurred major damage or were destroyed by the storms, while 400+ others suffered minor damages.
If the declaration is granted, home and business owners in Beaufort, Chowan, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties and the adjacent counties will be eligible to apply for federal low interest disaster loans or grants to help them repair their homes, pay medical costs, rebuild their businesses and begin the long recovery process.
Nine tornadoes swept through the state last Friday, killing one and injuring 28 others. An EF3 tornado with winds of 150 miles per hour caused a 21-mile path of destruction across Beaufort County. Two EF2 tornadoes – with winds up to 125 miles per hour – tore 35- and 40-mile paths across Bertie, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. 
The storms caused significant damage in 17 counties, flooding roads, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 6,000 residences and businesses.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 15:57
Storm-Related Sewer System Overflows Draw Attention Of State Water Officials PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Division of Water Resources is urging caution around rivers, lakes and other natural water bodies after statewide storm events resulted in localized flooding and contributed to sewer collection system overflows in several communities from the mountains to the coast. 

Communities known to have been affected include Asheville and Fayetteville, and Harnett, Pitt, Person, Wilson, Catawba, and Mecklenburg counties. 
According to the agency, in the Asheville area, significant rainfall contributed to reported sewer collection system overflows of 8,500 gallons near Oxford Court and 5,500 gallons near Riverside Drive. A bypass of partially treated wastewater reported at the Buncombe County Metropolitan Sewerage District wastewater treatment plant prompted staff in the N.C. Division of Water Resources to start sampling the French Broad River to determine current bacteria levels. 
In the Fayetteville area, the Public Works Commission of Fayetteville reported an 800,000 gallon sewer system overflow near Raeford Road that ended up draining to the Cape Fear River.
Nearby Harnett County reported a sewer system overflow of more than 45,000 gallons near its Eastside Lift Station. Other significant sewer system issues were reported in Catawba, Mecklenburg Wilson, Pitt and Person counties.  
Bacteria and other pollutants may be present in surface water bodies from numerous sources with any large rainfall event, and the public should always use discretion when recreating in natural bodies of waters. Boaters and swimmers should stay out of areas where discolored water or dead fish are present; limit direct contact with water if you have cuts, skin rashes or aren’t feeling well; and wash with soap and clean water afterwards.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:43
Martin County Snags Plastic Film Manufacturer And $6.5 Million Investment PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two dozen new jobs are heading to Everetts, courtesy of Syfan Manufacturing, Inc., which plans to invest $6.5 million over the next three years in the Martin County town. 

Total payroll is estimated to be more than $684, 192, plus benefits. Individual salaries will vary by job function.
Syfan Manufacturing, Inc. currently employs 73 full-time workers in eastern North Carolina. The firm is expanding local manufacturing capabilities in Everetts, to further offer competitive pricing, excellent service and to support its broad customer base. 
Its plan is to add 50 percent to the present production. 
Syfan’s main plant is based in Israel. Operating on rotated 12 hour shifts, Syfan has been selling sytec polyolefin in the United States since 1985.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $120,000. 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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:50

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