$153,495 Grant Awarded for Mount Gilead Sewer Repairs

The Town of Mount Gilead has received funding from the North Carolina Rural Center for sewer repairs on Lilly’s Bridge Road. The grant totals $153,495 and will cover the costs of repairing a lift station that serves town sewer customers in the Lake Tillery area. News of the grant was delivered to the town Friday by State Representative Ken Goodman.

The Rural Center is officially known as the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and provides assistance to the state’s 85 rural counties, including individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources. The Center is a non-profit organization with programmatic emphasis on business development, workforce development, physical infrastructure and civic infrastructure.

The organization’s corporate funding partners include Jordan Lumber of Mount Gilead and the ALCOA Foundation. The Center’s 50-member board of directors includes long-time Albemarle attorney Charles Brown, and former Lieutenant Governor Bob Jordan of Mount Gilead is an emeritus member of the board.

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