Butterfield Introduces Bill to Encourage Property Owners to Implement Energy Efficiency Measures in Residential...

This week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a bill to create a voluntary “Residence Star” program to encourage residential property owners to make energy-saving improvements to their residential housing units. Butterfield’s bill – H.R. 3322 –would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a voluntary program where owners who make qualified energy efficiency improvements to their housing units would receive Residence Star certification.

Congresswoman Adams Announces More Than $3.5 Million in HUD Funding for Greensboro

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced $3,574,061 in federal funding for Greensboro, North Carolina. The funding was allocated through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs and will be used to support housing initiatives to help those in need. Greensboro will receive $1,967,294 through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), $177,108 through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, $1,108,477 through the HOME program and $321,182 through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program

Congresswoman Adams Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1734, Republican Coal Ash Bill

The U.S. House today passed H.R. 1734, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1734 that would have required regular water-well testing as well as the creation of a public website containing up-to-date water quality information.

Property Owners Invited to Local Historic Review Criteria Update Meeting

The Durham City-County Planning Department is updating and consolidating the existing local review criteria that applies to all properties within a local historic district or designated as a local historic landmark.

Small Town Main Street Communities Gain Main Street Status

Nearly a dozen Small Town Main Street communities have now achieved Main Street status. Those communities are Ayden, Benson, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Elizabethtown, Tryon, Valdese, Waxhaw and Williamston. These cities and towns have fulfilled the requirements necessary to achieve this designation such as hiring a permanent Main Street director and organizing their downtown revitalization work in accordance with the Main Street Four-Point® program. These communities will benefit from additional training and resources that the NC Main Street Center offers local Main Street directors

City Council Signs Final Downtown Purchase Agreements

Kannapolis City Council members have finalized the purchase agreements for properties located in the downtown area. The City has purchased land and buildings for $7,550,000 from Castle & Cooke, NC, LLC and Atlantic American Properties, Inc. These firms are owned by Mr. David Murdock. The City is also purchasing K-Town Furniture from the Uwharrie Bank for $875,000 and a house located at 206 S. Main Street house for $325,000.

Foxx Votes to Help Keep Electricity Affordable, Stop EPA’s Regulatory Assault on States

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of bipartisan legislation designed to help keep electricity prices affordable for families and businesses. “The EPA is out of touch with the energy needs of Americans, and its unelected bureaucrats too often make decisions without consideration for how those choices will affect people's daily lives. The ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule is yet another example of the EPA’s regulatory overreach,” said Foxx

North Carolina Tops 1,000 MW of Solar Capacity, But Threats Looming

North Carolina became the fourth state in the nation to top 1,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity during the first quarter of 2015. Today, North Carolina trails only California, Arizona and New Jersey in total installed solar capacity, according to the recently released

Proto Labs, Inc. Expansion to Add 170 New Jobs in Wake County

Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Proto Labs, Inc., will be expanding in Wake County and creating 170 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest in excess of $25 million in the Town of Cary over the same period

Governor McCrory Discusses Benefits of Connect NC at North Carolina Central University

Governor Pat McCrory visited North Carolina Central University today to discuss Connect NC projects that will benefit the university and surrounding region. “Connect NC will allow North Carolina Central University’s School of Business to provide students with improved educational and research opportunities that meet their expanding needs,” Governor McCrory said.

Burr Presses Veterans Affairs Secretary on VA Clinic Failures in North Carolina

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) continued to press Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on the recent failures to provide medical services to Veterans at the Wilmington, North Carolina, VA Health Care Center (HCC) due to water safety problems. On March 19, 2015, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority received a water quality complaint from the Wilmington HCC.

ATI Specialty Materials to Expand in Union County and Add 70 New Jobs

Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Allegheny Technologies Incorporated will be constructing a new manufacturing facility adjacent to its current site in Union County. The expansion will create 70 new jobs over the next three years with a company investment of $69.8 million in the City of Monroe

Carolina Nonwovens, LLC Expanding and Doubling Workforce in Catawba County

Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Carolina Nonwovens, LLC will be expanding its facilities in North Carolina and doubling its workforce with the creation of 35 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $12.25 million in the town of Maiden over the same period.

NCDOT Awards $5.4M for Highway Resurfacing and Shoulder Reconstruction in Carteret County

Improving the safety of the motoring public by constantly maintaining and upgrading roads and bridges is by far the most important mission of the N.C. Department of Transportation. With this in mind, the department has awarded a $5.4 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corporation of Wilson to resurface and reconstruct shoulders on U.S. 70 between Olga Road in Beaufort and the end of U.S. 70 at the Community of Atlantic, and N.C. 12 between U.S. 70 and the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal, including the ferry ramp, in Carteret County

New Research Reveals Parents Unaware of Hazards in the Home

Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes. “Report to the Nation: Protecting Children in Your Home,” a report made possible by funding from Nationwide, is based on a survey of 1,010 parents across America. It explores what parents are concerned about and what they do ̶ or don’t do ̶ to keep kids safe in the home


How One Agent Is Surviving In Today’s Market

Raleigh, NC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the 3rd consecutive year in a row Rupert Bryan has not only won all the top awards in the Coldwell Banker Falls Office, but he is also ranked as one of the Top Agents in the Triangle (#18 Triangle Business Journal Residential Realtor)


Public input opportunities for Project Grace proposal

New Hanover County will host two public meetings to share information about Project Grace and the redevelopment proposal that was submitted by Zimmer Development Company.