Press Release

Press Release

RALEIGH — As a state recognized for its economic prowess by local, national, and even international media, it’s easy to forget that much of North Carolina’s economy is powered by small businesses. And while small businesses remain the mainstay of the state’s economy, many rural entrepreneurs and the small businesses they operate continue to struggle.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced recipients of over $1.3 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The funding will be used for projects that enhance the quality of specialty crops grown in North Carolina.

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Tractor Supply store is inviting all the young artists out there to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with an Ornament Craft activity. 

RALEIGH — The "Tree of Life" is on display in downtown Raleigh at the State Capitol grounds (Wilmington Street side) in memory of 1,445 individuals who died in a crash on North Carolina roadways over the 2018 calendar year.

RALEIGH — Winter weather is fast approaching, and that means paying special attention to keeping your home heated. Many people across North Carolina rely on propane to stay warm, but there are some general safety tips you should observe to say safe.  

RALEIGH — North Carolina communities interested in participating in the 2020 Watch for Me NC safety program may now submit applications to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has won a national award for modernizing and centralizing many of its traffic signals in smaller towns and rural areas across the state. The upgrade allows the department to better monitor the signals and more quickly make timing adjustments that improve traffic conditions.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2019) – In a historic shift for the sport, beginning in 2020 NASCAR’s premier series will be known as the NASCAR Cup Series and will feature four cornerstone brands as Premier Partners; Busch Beer, Coca-Cola®, GEICO and Xfinity.

WADESBORO — It's Christmastime at the Ansonia Theatre, the 2019 MTA Best Theatre Company award winner. They are hard at work keeping the high standard of quality entertainment with their version of "Miracle on 34th Street," the heartwarming holiday classic about the power of believing.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s innovative drone program has earned another award, this time for the use of drones to deliver medical supplies and the positive environmental impact the initiative will have in the future.

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