Pilot Light: Arroyo-Allen Featured in State Publication
Eli Arroyo-Allen has again made the front page, this time in CountyLines, the monthly publication of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Arroyo-Allen is one of five "Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors" whose picture is featured on such General Mills products as Cheerios and Fiber One as part of the company's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign.
The two-year cancer survivor has founded a program of her own directed as support for Latina women needing language attention as well as health assistance.
Arroyo-Allen is employed as public information officer/administrative officer with Moore County government.
K2 - A $240,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Center's reuse and restoration program will accommodate the expansion of the K2 Solutions Inc. corporate headquarters building on U.S. 1 north of Southern Pines.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners approved the budget amendment at the Oct. 19 meeting.
K2 Solutions is a defense-oriented company that provides consulting services to the military and the commercial sector. The grant will enable the company to upfit the 5,600-square-foot "Foster" building.
Total cost of the project is estimated at $894,805, with the company contributing $647,605.
The county's contribution, according to the report by interim Finance Officer Caroline Xiong, must be at least $7,200 "in-kind" support.
Other budget amendments approved at the same meeting include $37,816 in additional funding to the Health Department from the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response System and $1,115.07 in GovDeals sale of surplus assets.
The health funding will be used in various items within the bioterrorism program. The GovDeals increase will be used to replace and/or repair uninterruptable power supply devices for technology information.
VAD - The Voluntary Agricultural District advisory board will meet Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in the kitchen of the Moore County Agriculture Center in Carthage.
COBLE - Congressman Howard Coble made two joint appearances with Sen. Richard Burr on Saturday, one at the Alamance GOP headquarters in Burlington, the other at Guilford GOP headquarters in Greensboro.
Both men are running for re-election.
Coble's latest honor is the Champion of the Entrepreneur designation by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
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