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Manufacturing Firm Chooses Brunswick County PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:00
Pacon Manufacturing Corporation, a contract manufacturer, has selected Brunswick County for its new plant, creating 299 new jobs and investing $37.6 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will bring manufacturing to Navassa, N.C. 
“Hurricane Florence dealt a powerful blow to this area just six months ago, but North Carolinians are strong and resilient and today we are here to celebrate the good news of good jobs,” said Governor Cooper. “Pacon Manufacturing chose North Carolina because of our strong workforce, infrastructure and community support, and they are committed to working with us as we rebuild.”
Pacon Manufacturing develops and manufactures wipes, pads, towels and liquids for the consumer, industrial and medical industries. Pacon’s products range from disinfecting wipes to makeup remover pads to personal care wipes, and the company manufactures for the leaders in consumer-packaged goods. Pacon Manufacturing was founded in 1949. 
“Pacon Manufacturing looks forward to this opportunity to partner with the people and resources of Brunswick County and the great state of North Carolina,” said Mike Shannon, Pacon’s Chairman of the Board. “We would like to thank the teams at NC Commerce and Brunswick County, among others, who have been instrumental in making this possible. This new facility in Navassa is a key component to our growth in the upcoming years.”
“Manufacturers need workforce and infrastructure, and Brunswick County has both,” said Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland. “I am proud to welcome Pacon Manufacturing’s significant investment in North Carolina. Pacon is making a big bet on our state, and I know we have what it takes to deliver.”
The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) were instrumental in supporting the company’s expansion decision. 
Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position but will average $31,273.
A performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Pacon Manufacturing’s opening of its new facility in North Carolina. The One N.C. Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“This is a great day for Brunswick County,” said Senator Bill Rabon. “Advanced manufacturing is a strong industry sector in Southeastern North Carolina and Pacon Manufacturing will be a great addition to our state.” 
“We are very excited about welcoming Pacon Manufacturing to our community,” said Rep. Deb Butler. “These new jobs will have a great impact on our citizens.”
In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina’s Southeast Partnership, Brunswick County and Brunswick County Business and Industry Development and Duke Energy. 
State Offers Reward In Martin County Murder PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:21
The State of North Carolina is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Tafari Neion Griffin, age 27, in Williamston, North Carolina.
On April 28, 2018, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Tafari Neion Griffin was shot and killed inside the residence located at 1279 Hargis Lane in Williamston, North Carolina in an apparent home robbery by two unknown males. The suspects then stole Mr. Griffin’s BMW sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was later found abandoned a short distance from Mr. Griffin’s home. 
Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 252-789-4500, Martin County Crime Stoppers at 252-792-8800 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-450
State Offers $5,000 Reward In Greensboro Murder Case PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:41
The state of North Carolina is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Anthony James Dochtermann, age 25, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
On November 2, 2013, at approximately 3 a.m., officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to a call in reference to a shooting victim at an apartment complex located at 3927 Hahns Lane. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered Mr. Dochtermann suffering from a gunshot wound. He had been shot in the parking lot and was able to walk back to the apartment where he had been visiting a friend. Mr. Dochtermann later died from his injuries.
Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text keyword BADBOYZ and your tip to 274637 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500
Albemarle EMC Gets Rural Electric Infrastructure Loan To Upgrade Electric Lines PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:13
The USDA is investing $485 million across 15 states, including North Carolina, to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.
Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation in Hertford received $15 million to build or improve 41 miles of line serving nearly 13,000 residential and industrial consumers. These funds will also be used for smart grid technologies to help Albemarle better manage the electric grid, improve operational efficiencies and manage loads, such as during peak demand. Albemarle serves five counties in northeast North Carolina.
In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:25

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