Grants Will Pay For Riverbank Repairs

NC House Representatives Larry Strickland and Donna White have secured grant funds for the Town of Smithfield to make repairs to the banks of the Neuse River adjacent to the Neuse River Trail Greenway.

A $20,000 grant was secured through the NC Department of Commerce Rural Development and a $20,000 grant was approved by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The $40,000 in state funds should help pay for about two-thirds of the estimated $60,000 cost of the project.