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Archive for May, 2009

Pender planning board rejects Hampstead recreation venue

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Burgaw | A Hampstead homeowners association spokesman backed by residents of Belvedere Plantation argued successfully Tuesday against a proposal to set up a venue for outdoor entertainment and other events on U.S. 17.

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Brunswick sheriff’s office to get own helicopter, stop sharing with neighboring agencies

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is pulling out of a multi-agency agreement in which area police agencies share two helicopters, and it is arranging to get one of its own.

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NC county to get 220 textile jobs

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009



RALEIGH — A central North Carolina county is getting a new textile plant that is expected to employ about 220 people.

Gov. Beverly Perdue said Tuesday that Sustainable Textile Group LLC will spend $11 million to open the facility in China Grove in Rowan County.

Sustainable Textile Group plans to make yarn from reprocessed fibers.

Perdue says the jobs will pay an average annual wage of $29,000.

The project is getting a $300,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance to attract business projects and create new jobs.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A central North Carolina county is getting a new textile plant that is expected to employ about 220 people.

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Former Yaupon pier ready to reopen

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The structure formerly known as Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier is making a comeback.Almost repaired and newly re-branded, the Oak Island Pier plans to welcome fishermen bright and early Monday morning, said Tommy Thomes, who will operate the town-owned pier.

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Fire, break-in being investigated at Southport law offices

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire at Prevatte & Prevatte, 601 N. Howe St., where a breaking and entering also was reported.

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