RALEIGH — Pipeline Plastics Holdings, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial pipeline systems, will create 44 new jobs in Columbus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4.6 million in a new production facility in Fair Bluff. “North Carolina’s appeal as a center for manufacturing continues to attract companies from many different…

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by Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A new bill supported by influential N.C. senators would protect the confidentiality of donors to nonprofit organizations and charities. Senate Bill 636 would prevent the disclosure of the names of people giving money or property to nonprofit corporations, making their identities confidential. The bill would also prohibit legislators…

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WILMINGTON, N.C., — Privacy concerns related to sharing COVID-19 vaccination status have driven Governor DeSantis of Florida and Governor Abbot of Texas to issue executive orders blocking mandated vaccine passports. CastleBranch — an infectious disease screening company — has already taken significant steps to protect private data from abuse and misuse by government and big tech corporations Located in North Carolina, CastleBranch has developed…

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Novant health

BOLIVIA, N.C., April 8, 2021 ― Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center was recently awarded the five-star North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The designation is based on the World Health Organization’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which support initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding. “We are thrilled…

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Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College will increase in-person instruction for 2021 fall session classes. The majority of fall classes will be offered in a traditional face-to-face format with minimal online components.  Classes offered in the face-to-face format will include those that require hands-on instruction such as skilled trades and health sciences, as well as…

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SOUTHPORT – The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation recently welcomed Toni McAndrews as the new Foundation Development Specialist.  Ms. McAndrews has an extensive background in fund raising, event planning, and marketing and public relations with several non-profit agencies in both NC and FL.  In her new role, Ms. McAndrews will work closely with Lynda Stanley, President…

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by John Hood RALEIGH — It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths. For example, for a time one of my boys used to tell me confidently and matter-of-factly that if he didn’t go to bed, the moon would not rise. It was a reasonable conclusion based on his personal…

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By David Bass Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers are pushing forward two election-reform bills designed to shore up voting integrity following a 2020 general election that included numerous accusations of fraud. Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, talked through the two bills at a news conference and in the N.C. Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday, March…

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The Brunswick County Chamber recently hosted it’s annual Chairman’s Gala on April 1. The event celebrates local businesses and their achievements during the past year. Below is a list of award winners.  Community Impact Award – Sponsored by ATMC Hope Harbor Home Community Outreach Award – Sponsored by Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle John Daly.tv Rising Star  –…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy issued the following statement in response to today’s order by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) on the rate adjustment request made by Duke Energy Carolinas on Sept. 30, 2019. Duke Energy worked with the NCUC, the North Carolina Public Staff, and other groups last spring to postpone the rate case proceedings…

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