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Oakboro accepts infrastructure grant related to Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

The Oakboro Town Council approved Tuesday night a resolution to administer a $2.5 million grant from the state’s Department of Commerce for the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry project.

Mayor Joyce Little read the resolution before its adoption was unanimously by the town council.

The grant is from the Industrial Development Fund Utility account which will pay for the infrastructure extension for the new foundry, namely water and sewer.

Oakboro’s finance department will administer the grant, which will be monitored quarterly to assure compliance with the resolution and Department of Commerce regulations.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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