New High-Tech Jobs Possible in Burgaw

BURGAW -- Town officials are one step closer to sealing a deal that will bring at least 15 high-tech jobs to Burgaw.

Tuesday, Burgaw officials met with engineers from Advanced Machining Composites (AMC), which hopes to invest $3 million in a site at Pender Progress Park.

The deal would mean at least 15 new jobs that pay an average of $50,000.

AMC is negotiating with the town about sewer and water hook-ups, which could cost up to $300,000.

Burgaw's volunteer firefighters have started training on their new 100-foot ladder truck, which will be used to combat fires in tall buildings, such as the one planned in the Pender Progress Park.

Reported by Joe Keiley