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CITY OF LAURINBURG RECOGNIZED FOR RELIABLE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITY OF LAURINBURG RECOGNIZED FOR RELIABLE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Laurinburg, NC – April 4, 2022 — The City of Laurinburg has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2021. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“Once again, public power utilities have demonstrated their commitment to providing highly reliable power to their customers.” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “We commend these utilities for their hard work when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep Laurinburg powered,” said Charles Nichols, City Manager.

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Laurinburg Leverages New Interstate for Business Growth

“The cities and towns of North Carolina are adept at creating lasting change. Sometimes the projects are immense, while other times they are simply forward momentum and incremental improvements.

In Laurinburg , the city is leveraging the resources available to them. That includes leaning into the area’s new interstate corridor. Designated in 2013, the interstate construction has occurred in phases, but for City of Laurinburg Government, the effects are now being seen, even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted some of the progress.

“We see this as an opportunity to enhance our retail business footprint and then to build off of that to create wider economic growth,” said Charles Nichols III, City Manager.

It’s an approach that is working. Over the past three years, despite the pandemic, Laurinburg has seen eight retail establishments begin operation, creating 124 jobs and generating nearly $12 million in annual sales.” – (Via the N.C. League of Municipalities Facebook page)

Please follow this link to read the entire article: https://herewegrownc.org/local-stories-list/laurinburg-leverages-new-interstate-for-business-growth/

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Proposed New Council Electoral District Boundaries Map

To view the existing district map click this link: Laurinburg Existing Voting Districts

To view the proposed district map click this link: Laurinburg Proposed Voting Districts

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Press Release- Daniel Walters elected to NCDDA Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Daniel Walters elected to NCDDA Board of Directors

Laurinburg, N.C.- July 12, 2021- The City of Laurinburg’s Downtown Development Coordinator, Daniel Walters, was recently elected as the Southeast Regional Director of the NCDDA (North Carolina Downtown Development Association). For the past 4 years, Daniel has led the City of Laurinburg’s Main Street program and has been the leader in the downtown revitalization efforts.

The North Carolina Downtown Development Association is the leader in education and advocacy for economic growth and development in North Carolina’s downtowns. NCDDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional membership organization that is led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly. Members include downtown development managers; coordinators and Main Street managers; economic developers; town planners; town managers; architects, landscape architects; developers; and other professionals related to the development of North Carolina’s downtowns.

Charles Nichols, City Manager, stated “the City of Laurinburg is very lucky to have Daniel’s talent and determination.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Recycling!

Recycling is important to our community. It provides jobs here and across North Carolina. Many businesses rely on high-quality recycled materials to make new products. Most importantly, recycling protects and conserves our natural resources.

Recycling messaging has been confusing for residents. The City of Laurinburg is promoting simple, easy steps residents can do to recycle the right way and reduce contamination. We are urging residents to recycle only the items on our local recyclables list and when in doubt, throw it out.

The video below details everything you need to know about what to recycle here in the City of Laurinburg! For more information on the City’s recycling program, you can visit our website at https://www.laurinburg.org/public-works/ #recycling

View the video by clicking here: Everything You Need to Know About Recycling!