Industry considering bringing 184 jobs to Robeson

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider incentives for an industry that could bring 184 jobs to the county while investing $9 million.

Ricky Harris, county manager, said commissioners are being asked to give the unidentified industry a 100 percent, four-year break on property taxes. There will be a public hearing for what is being referred to as “Project Tide.” The company has said it would pay an average wage of $12.50 per hour plus benefits.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Robeson County Administration Building, which is at 701 N. Elm St.

The board will also hold public hearings for two requests for zoning exceptions.

Daniel and Ginger Locklear have requested that a four-acre tract on the corner of N.C. 71 and Oxendine School Road be rezoned from Residential Agricultural to Highway Commercial to allow the establishment of a convenience store with a grill and gasoline pumps.

Dana D. Strickland White has requested a conditional-use permit to allow for the establishment of a 50-plot family cemetery on nearly 20 acres of land at 1360 Brisson Road, St. Pauls.

The Robeson County Planning Board has recommended that both requests be approved.

The board will also hear a presentation from Neil Emory from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and consider approval of two trustees of the Firemen’s Relief Fund from each fire department to file reports with the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

Staff Report

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