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Site Selection Factors Series: #5 Available Buildings
March 20, 2017
- Available Buildings - Local Perspective   Former General Dynamics Building now owned by Fulcra Enterprises located on the recently-completed Jim Thorpe Highway in Person County. The 5th most important factor for economic development success, according to the Area Development Magazine 2016 survey of site consultants, is the availability of existing...

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Search for the Lost Colony Leads HISTORY through Person County!
March 17, 2017
- The Sunday, March 26, episode of HISTORY's,  "Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven" reportedly will include segments of interviews and research conducted here in Person County. According to Ms. Kathy Young, Executive Director of the Person County Museum, and Emma Salo, Director the HISTORY segment, the show&rsquo...

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Site Selection Factors Series: #4 Occupancy or Construction Costs
March 13, 2017
- A Cost-Friendly Place to Build     What’ll it cost me? That’s a question on the mind of every project owner deciding whether, when and where to build. As consumers, which all of us are, isn’t cost fundamental to our purchasing decisions? Of course,...

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Site Selection Factors Series: #3 Quality of Life
March 6, 2017
- Quality of Life   Welcome signs to greet Personians, Visitors and Passers-Through. As we continue through our series, “Site Selection Factors”, we land at #3, Quality of Life. This factor must be quite significant to be considered in the top 3, but what exactly does Quality of Life encompass, and,...

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Site Selection Factors Series: #2 Highway Accessibility
February 13, 2017
- What Transportation Means to Our Community The goal of this blog is to write about what “transportation” means to our community and how it specially impacts our lives.  In this entry, I’d like to provide a general overview of what transportation is and why...

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Site Selection Factors: #1 Availability of Skilled Labor
January 30, 2017
- Workforce Development and Piedmont Community College: Piedmont Community College as a Key Partner   This blog introduces the wide array of opportunities that Piedmont Community College (PCC) provides to the community for workforce development. PCC is a key partner in helping to foster a prosperous community by providing a well-trained...

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A Message from the Person County Manager
January 23, 2017
- Person County Manager, Heidi York Everything is Better in Person!  As you navigate websites or review any of the paraphernalia related to Person County, you will undoubtedly see this motto/mantra.  It is everywhere, and for me as County Manager, it has become more than a motto;...

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Choices in Education: Person County Schools
January 16, 2017
- Person County Schools Person County Schools (PCS) is committed to providing a relevant and engaging education that prepares all students for success in a changing world. To serve our student community, we have designed a well-rounded education that targets important basic skills while also helping students to think, collaborate, and...

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NC Governor Cooper Announces Secretary of Commerce
January 12, 2017
- Cooper names cabinet secretaries to lead Commerce, Administration More cabinet leaders to be named later this week RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper named leaders to head the departments of Commerce and Administration Thursday as he builds his team to lead North Carolina for the next four years. As secretary for the...

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Choices in Education: Home Educators Association of Roxboro (HEAR)
January 9, 2017
- Choices in Education: Home Educators Association of Roxboro (HEAR) Brick Making at Poplar Forest - HEAR field trip With approximately 340 homeschooling families in Person County*, homeschooling your children is a viable and common education method in our community.  When choosing to homeschool your children, you are required to register...

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