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By Gareth McGrath
Gareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air.

Continental Tire wants to come to Brunswick County, and local officials certainly want the more than 1,000 jobs the company would bring to the economically-struggling northwest corner of the county.

But whether the German company – which was named for the first time on the N.C. House floor Tuesday, previously having gone by the moniker “Project Diamond” – sets up shop at the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Rail Park on US 74-76 near the Brunswick-Columbus county line remains tied up in Raleigh.

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  • Mr.T

    Lets get together for sake of jobs in Wilmington. I’ll go for my family getting a high paying manufacturing position and yours can stay with changing beds at a local motel, you idiot!

  • Guest Reply Redux

    Someone doesn’t want your part of the world to have progress…like cutting out film. Maybe if you are all lucky…they will increase your taxes and insurance rates. That would at least be something making progress.

  • beach guy

    DUH! to you all over reactive mud slinging posters!
    They turned down the incentive bill the first one this does not mean the deal is dead just that the house did not like what the foreign company was offering.
    Remember folks the profits from this company will go to Germany so you have to be careful of how much and what kind of incentive is offered, so RDR and MT Please stop using every decision the state makes as your next anti republican sounding drum at least until the facts are known it makes you look petty and uninformed and mostly desperate to bend the facts to suit your ideology.
    The only poster with a legitimate question was SCT and he is right South Carolina could not cut a deal with these guys either, Maybe the deal they are offering is no deal at all.
    If we all want true Change we need to work towards common goals that we can agree upon and debate the others in a reasonable and logical manner and be honest with ourselves as to our party affiliation.
    Are we mimics for the machine or free thinking individuals?

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