• N.C. Commerce Chief Recuses Himself From Megasite Discussions

    N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla Even though by law N.C. Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla (or someone he chooses) must be appointed to the 13-member North Carolina Railroad Company board of directors, the selection places Skvarla in an unusual position. As commerce chief, he would play a significant role…

  • Randolph Megasite Not Ready For Prime Time Project

    The 1,400-acre Greensboro-Randolph Megasite appears to be several years away from being a suitable location for the automotive plant or other large manufacturing facility it was designed to attract, based on conversations with government, business, and community officials and a review of public documents and financial statements. Moreover, Carolina Journal…

  • N.C. Railroad Gives Millions To Megasite Project

    The North Carolina Railroad Company has taken on a project that may be outside its core mission by announcing in January it would spend $13 million to purchase 875 acres of private land for the 1,500-acre Greensboro-Randolph Megasite project, an industrial site designed to attract a large automotive plant. The…

  • State-Owned Railroad Won’t Share Records

    The state-owned North Carolina Railroad Company, which has become a major financial player in the evolving Greensboro-Randolph Megasite in Randolph County, has refused numerous requests from Carolina Journal to turn over records that might reveal where it obtained millions of dollars to complete recent land purchases. CJ first asked on…