Displaying items by tag: economic development

HAMLET — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality has granted a synthetic minor air quality permit to a company that plans to create biochar from discarded railroad ties.

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HAMLET — Several Richmond County residents and environmental groups oppose an air quality permit for a proposed biochar plant, and say a state agency should do more modeling to protect public health.

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HAMLET — A year after receiving a $75,000 rural demolition grant, local officials broke ground Thursday for a second location for one of Richmond County’s manufacturers.

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To the editor:

International Tie Disposal has been the subject of conversation within the Richmond County Community for the past month. ITD has interest in Richmond County solely based on a business transaction with CSX Transportation, whose railyard has called Richmond County home for more than a century. 

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ROCKINGHAM — While COVID-19 has put a temporary pause to Richmond County’s popular annual Hoptoberfest event, the county has announced the first ever “Raffle at the Rock,” which will take place online, via Facebook Live and the Richmond County Economic Development website, on Friday, Nov. 6.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:25

COLUMN: State shouldn't play favorites

With hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians out of work and millions fearful about their futures, state and local policymakers are about to encounter a parade of companies, industries, and special-interest groups asking for targeted tax breaks and other handouts.

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WADESBORO — Not-for-profit electric cooperative Pee Dee Electric is looking to the future as it announces plans for a new industrial park and co-op facility to be located on U.S. Highway 74, near Vintage Road in Lilesville and the I73/74 Rockingham Bypass being built nearby. Pee Dee recently completed the purchase of 70 acres for the industrial park and 50 acres across the road for a new facility to be completed in 2022.

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ROCKINGHAM — One local manufacturer is opening its second location in Richmond County.

Impact Plastics is the new tenant of the Richmond Economic Development Corporation's fifth shell building in Rockingham West Industrial Park.

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HAMLET — The county won’t have to cough up any coin from its coffers to demolish a dilapidated former boat building facility.

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