Robbins Town Hall

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Robbins will get almost half of the $1.2 million earmarked by the General Assembly for economic development in Moore County, the town’s Board of Commissioners learned recently.

Town Manager Clint Mack told the board that Robbins will receive $500,000, and the town has several options to explore for the money.

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Mickey Brown

Senator McInnis and the Legislature. THANK you for remembering our beloved hometown! Thanks to Manager Mack and the Robbins Town Board for pushing forward and exploring all options for funding to help Robbins ! All the best ,

Mickey R Brown

Kent Misegades

“Mack said that one possible use for the money could be to fund engineering assessments for possible industrial sites.” So, in other words, some wildly overpaid consulting firm will profit from another taxpayer give-away. If industry saw potential in Robbins I guarantee they wouldn’t need a pointy-headed consultant to tell them that. As far as hanging your hopes on coal-powered battery cars that few want, don’t get your hopes up. A decade ago we were all supposed to be driving in E85 cars, remember that belly-flop? Battery cars will be popular fir as long as government subsidies exist to prop them up, just like those ugly, unreliable, toxic and expensive solar farms. Robbins residents ought to be exploiting the known coal, natural gas and mineral deposits in the area. Where is John Edwards these days? Why isn’t he investing his millions in his home town, if it has so much potential?

Barbara Misiaszek

I thought you were in favor of more manufacturing and their high paying jobs for Moore County Kent? Clint is helping to spearhead that effort, together with Natalie Hawkins of PIP. Why don't you offer them some encouragement and even help if you can, help.

John Misiaszek

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