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Old 03-12-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Article about NCDOT buying and condemning property for the Southwest Bypass construction.

Price of progress - Daily Reflector
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Article about NCDOT buying and condemning property for the Southwest Bypass construction.

Price of progress - Daily Reflector
Lord knows farming is important to the Pitt County economy, BUT please already...farmland is a dime a dozen in Pitt County...I recall back in the mid 90's farm owners on 14th St ext. IN GREENVILLE wanting the City to list their farmland as Agricultural in the future land use maps. Yeah let's encourage sprawl for everyone else just so you can plant something. Move on people. This is regional progress of which is necessary for the health and wealth of the entire region. Same thing for the Evans widening...there are well over 100K people affected by the widening and we are supposed to be worried about the difference between a fence and a berm in someone's back yard. Please.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Lord knows farming is important to the Pitt County economy, BUT please already...farmland is a dime a dozen in Pitt County...I recall back in the mid 90's farm owners on 14th St ext. IN GREENVILLE wanting the City to list their farmland as Agricultural in the future land use maps. Yeah let's encourage sprawl for everyone else just so you can plant something. Move on people. This is regional progress of which is necessary for the health and wealth of the entire region. Same thing for the Evans widening...there are well over 100K people affected by the widening and we are supposed to be worried about the difference between a fence and a berm in someone's back yard. Please.
I"m torn on this one, to be honest. I"m the type of person that is all for tearing down old, dilapidated buildings that no one has used for 20+ years in order to build something new.

Tearing down a mound of dirt or a brick wall for a road (which serves very little purpose) is one thing, but tearing big chunks out of people's livelihood is another. I can definitely empathize with these people that are having part of their livelihoods taken away from them. The road still will happen (and needs to), but it's important to respect the fact that the land is essentially being taken from these folks. They are not willingly putting this land for sale to the highest bidder, and they will probably get the bare minimum from the government for the land. I do hate it for these people. Hopefully, they will be able to continue farming or be able to sell the land around the highway for a high price for development.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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Speaking of transportation, Greenville holding a transportation input session.

Greenville to host Transportation Plan Input Session

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – On Monday and Tuesday, the City of Greenville is hosting the active transportation master plan public input session.

Established last June their goal is to make the roadways in the city of Greenville safer for bicycles and pedestrians.

In 2016, there were 92 crashes that involved pedestrians or bicyclists, of those 5 were fatal and 37 resulting in someone becoming disabled…

In a survey done by the city, 75 percent said that it’s important to improve walking, biking and greenway conditions in their community.

“Greenville and the county for the most part as a whole are not the most bicycle and walker friendly,” said Greenville communications manager, Brock Letchworth. “There is not a whole lot of connectivity. You may have bike lanes, which are on one road but don’t connect to any on another road, and that type of thing. People just feel like it’s not the safest area.”

The adoption of the active transportation plan does not mandate cities to add extra capital to some of those projects.

If you want your voice heard, the session runs from 3:30 to 6:30 at Alice Keene Park and Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 at Sheppard Memorial Library. If you cannot attend the meetings, the city offers a link to voice your opinion of problem areas.
link to the survery.

http://www.walkbikegreenvillenc.com/
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Advance Auto Parts has moved its Red Banks/Plaza Dr location to what was O'Reillys Auto Parts on Greenville Blvd across from Golden Coral.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It was CarQuest before. Advance's parent company bought CarQuest a couple years ago.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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It was CarQuest before. Advance's parent company bought CarQuest a couple years ago.
You are correct, Sir!
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Greenville JCPenney among stores at risk for closing - Daily Reflector
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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Hmm, major renovation could be on the horizon. IF the JCPenney leaves, maybe that space could be turned into a convention/meeting/event space.


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Unrelated note, but Rocky Mount has broken ground on their downtown sports/convention complex

Groundbreaking for Rocky Mount sports complex

http://www.rockymountnc.gov/UserFile...0Rendering.pdf





IMO, this will be big for Rocky Mount. This would have been a perfect facility for Greenville. 175k of space with the ability to create a 5,000 seat arena. There's already plans for a couple of hotels in the immediate area. This will definitely help that city get indoor sports tournaments and another place to have large indoor concerts. I can even see them bidding for the NCHSAA postseason tournaments in the major indoor sports. Congrats to them, but I wish this was going across the street from the Town Commons in Greenville.

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Old 03-15-2017, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Gander Mountain, Subsidiaries File for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Gander Mountain filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. They own Overton's which, as far as I know, is still headquartered in Greenville.
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