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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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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Bank takes advantage of Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage program 58-megawatt solar power plant planned for Catawba County CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wells Fargo has become the latest large energy user to execute a renewable power agreement under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program – building on the solar expansion in North Carolina. Wells Fargo…

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by Andrew Dun, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The General Assembly will consider a measure to enshrine North Carolina’s right-to-work policies in the state constitution. Sens. Carl Ford, R-Rowan, and Jim Burgin, R-Harnett, have introduced a bill — Senate Bill 624 — that would guarantee N.C. workers would not be forced to join a labor union…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Novant Health has named Erik Helms as the new senior vice president and chief payor performance officer. In addition to leading the business development and sales team, he will oversee Novant Health’s payor relationships and lead the system’s pricing strategy. Helms will report to John Gizdic, executive vice president and chief business development officer,…

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White House announces federal government will not store citizens’ vaccine data or status WILMINGTON, N.C., With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations well underway, many organizations in the United States are now turning their attention to vaccine passports – a way for individuals to prove they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes the White House, which in March, suggested…

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