Opinion Roundup: July 24, 2016 -- CSX can spark eastern N.C. growth

Posted July 25, 2016 5:05 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2016 5:13 p.m. EDT

CSX cargo terminal

New CSX transportation hub could spark big growth (Greenville Daily Reflector) -- the placement of a major transportation hub in the Twin Counties has the potential to spark long-term economic growth for the entire eastern North Carolina region and the state. It sends a powerful message to investors that the region is fertile for economic and industrial development.

CSX rail terminal can be region’s economic engine (Wilson Times) – Gov. Pat McCrory showed humility and courage in scrapping the Johnston County plans after the public voiced intense opposition. He deserves credit for taking the criticism to heart and refocusing his efforts on finding an alternate site.

Kingsboro site's viability on the rise (Rocky Mount Telegram) -- When word began surfacing of CSX Railroad’s decision to put a major trucks-and-trains hub in Edgecombe County, our first thoughts turned to the Kingsboro industrial site off U.S. 64.

N.C. economy strong, but only in a few key places (Fayetteville Observer) -- The governor and many of his cabinet members are trumpeting this state's economic resurgence as they head down the trail into what will be a hard-fought 2016 election.

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