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Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall announces retirement

For immediate release (07/18/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers (919) 250-4314

 

RALEIGH -- After 26 years of leading the fight to bring economic development to North Carolina's most overlooked areas, Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Hall, who has been the center's president since its founding in 1987, announced his decision this morning:

"Today, I informed the Rural Center Board of Directors that I am stepping down as president. It is the right decision for the organization and the rural communities we serve.

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For immediate release (7/1/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314

 

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center announces $5.6 million in grants to provide clean water and assist with economic development in rural counties. The 38 grants will create 604 jobs and assist projects benefiting 29 counties.

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For immediate release (4/25/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314


RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center announces $5.5 million in grants to create jobs, provide clean water and assist with economic development in rural counties. The 36 grants will create 660 jobs and assist projects benefiting more than 32 counties.

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For immediate release (7/2/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314 or mehlers@ncruralcenter.org

 

RALEIGH -- Forty-seven college students are being steeped in the workings of their counties under a new summer internship program.

 

The Public Service Internship Program is designed to foster a new generation of community leaders in North Carolina's rural counties. The interns, working in their home counties, will rotate among different county departments to better understand the issues their communities face. Each student is paired with a local government mentor.

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For immediate release (4/25/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314

 

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Center announces a grant of $125,000 to Burke Development Inc. The grant will help fund a new initiative to retain and create textile jobs in the Catawba Valley region.

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