Pender County Gets Development Grant

Wilmington, NC – Governor Mike Easley announced yesterday Pender County will get a nearly $300,000 development grant.

The money will go toward renovating and equipping a facility at Cape Fear Community College in Burgaw that teaches entrepreneurs commercial food preparation.

The facility will also help the develop product lines from produce grown in the area such as blueberries.

Pender is one of seven rural counties that received Community Development Block Grants.