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State awards $250,000 grant for pumping station

By Staff
Could help bring sewer system to River Road
By NIKIE MAYO
News Editor
Another $250,000 state grant for sewer improvements at Carver Machine Works amounts to a “juxtaposition of the stars” that will benefit River Road residents, Beaufort County’s economic developer said Friday.
The N.C. Department of Commerce awarded the latest grant on Aug. 6. Tom Thompson, the county’s chief economic developer, announced it on Friday.
In June, the Department of Commerce awarded the county an $850,000 grant that will help the City of Washington extend a sewer line along River Road. The most recent grant will help pay for a new on-site pumping station and improvements to two existing ones.
The grants will allow Carver Machine Works to expand its manufacturing plant on Christian Service Camp Road, which is about two miles outside Washington’s city limits. The company employs 65 workers, but with these improvements, that work force will expand.
Thompson said the county “really owes a big thank you” to Carver, a business that has been in Washington for more than two decades.