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OXFORD — One of the unique aspects of the trucking industry that Regal Driving Academy hopes to capitalize on is the short-term nature of on-the-job training.

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BUTNER — An aircraft-parts manufacturer has launched an expansion that company and government officials say should double the workforce of a Butner facility that already employs more than 100 people.

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OXFORD — State and local officials announced Monday that a Florida-based frozen-foods company is going to open a “state-of-the-art packing and cold storage facility” just outside Oxford.

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HENDERSON — City and county officials have approved a business-incentives package that could provide MR Williams Inc. a combined $228,277 over five years if the company goes through with a plan to expand its frozen-foods operation.

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HENDERSON — On Wednesday, the next phase of the evolution of the Dabney Speed EZS Mart was expected to be officially enacted with the hoisting of a red, white and blue Amoco marquee.

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HENDERSON — Kristie White, family nurse practitioner, has joined the staff of Maria Parham Health and will be offering primary care services to patients in Louisburg and the surrounding region from her office at Maria Parham Multispecialty Clinic.

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ATLANTA — In a move that considerably expands the offerings of both companies, Gate Precast Co. has acquired the assets of DEX Industries in Atlanta, Georgia, effective July 1.

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RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for their Ag Biz programs through Aug. 6th. AgCarolina offers two programs with a focus on assisting participants and their families with business planning, among other key financial and money matters related to an agricultural operation.

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OXFORD — On June 16, the Gate Precast Facility in Oxford received the distinguished Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award, being recertified as a SHARP company after a full service visit and review by the N.C. Department of Labor.

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HENDERSON — On Thursday, Henderson’s Pizza Inn held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its reopening after having closed eight weeks for remodeling.

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HENDERSON — The Daily Dispatch has hired Gina Eaves as the newspaper’s advertising director, replacing Desiree Brooks, who is leaving to take a position with the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments.

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HENDERSON — Marketplace Cinema on South Beckford Drive will fall under new ownership in the form of RCE Theaters, which will take over day-to-day operations following the death of the original owner, Michael Smith, earlier this year.

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HENDERSON — The popular Henderson Chick-fil-A, located off Dabney Drive beside Interstate 85, will close temporarily on Oct. 15 to embark on an extensive remodeling project.

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WARRENTON — FastQSR is one of 23 semi-finalists for a seed grant from NC IDEA, a private foundation set up to help start-up businesses in the state.

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During a June 5 safety awards ceremony, N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presented Gate Precast's Oxford facility with the 3 Million Employee Hours Award for time without a lost workday injury.

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Brad Baldwin has been named Union Bank's new market executive in Henderson. His office will be at the Union Bank at 1203 Dabney Drive in Henderson.

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HENDERSON — Maria Parham Regional Home Health has been named a superior performer in the recently released 2016 SHPBest results, ranking in the top 20 percent of providers. The rankings are administered by Strategic Health Programs to recognize home health agencies that consistently provide …

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Bank of McKenney and CCB Bankshares, Inc. have announced plans of a merger. CCB and its subsidiary bank will merge into McKenney to create a combined entity with about $447 million in assets, $344 million in loans, and $390 million in deposits.

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At its meeting Wednesday, the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission board of directors formed a committee to evaluate the benefits of remaining a member of the Research Triangle Regional Park — a public-private partnership that serves about 15 counties, including Vance, Granville a…

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Benchmark Community Bank is expanding its services in several North Carolina counties, including the Tri-County area.

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The nonprofit Vance County Public School Foundation partnered this summer through the Vance-Henderson Chamber of Commerce with local businesses and Duke Energy to create internship for high school students. Businesses paid half the students' salaries and Duke Energy donated $3,000 to the fou…

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The Vance County Public School Foundation has named Michele Burgess as its new part-time executive director. Burgess will fill the position left vacant by the retirement of George Fowler, who served in that role for seven years.

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DURHAM — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has selected Debbie Kinton, CEO at Consolidated Marketing, to join an elite group of brokers in the state who exhibit a high level of professionalism and commitment to customer service.