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Mar 24, 2010
Mount Gilead Shows Off Grant Projects
Billy Ray Hall, president of the North Carolina Rural Center, explains to a number of dignitaries from across North Carolina how grant monies can benefit a small, rural community. For example, the Town of Mount Gilead used $220,000 in grant funds from the N.C. Rural Center to enhance Highland Community Center and create the Piedmont Center for the Arts and The Ford Place restaurant. Members of the N.C. Legislature, representatives from the League of Municipalities, N.C. Association of County Commissioners, N.C. Department of Commerce and Golden L.E.A.F. toured those projects in Mount Gilead on Tuesday, along with other projects in Montgomery, Anson and Stanly counties. The ultimate goal of the grant funds is to stimulate local economies and help with job creation.
Mt. Gilead participates in a program with the NC Rural Center to improve our overall quality of life. NC S.T.E.P. stands for NC Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program. We have been fortunate to receive several grants to spur economic growth in our community.
City Hall 910-439-5111
Mayor Earl Poplin
Mayor Tempore Benjamin Blake
Town Commissioners Lewis Dorsett