Nov 7, 2020

“While trade wars may be impacting the development of what is promised by Triangle Tire to be its first manufacturing facility outside China, economic growth at the Kingsboro Business Park got another boost Monday night.

Enfield-based Eastern Petroleum, which operates EP Mart-branded convenience stores as a wholly-owned subsidiary, will open a convenience store offering truck services to be located at the northeast corner of U.S. 64 and Kingsboro Road.

Meeting in the Health and Human Services Building, county commissioners voted unanimously to approve the contract.

The facility will be built on a 7-acre parcel Eastern is purchasing from Edgecombe County for $8,000 per acre following unanimous approval of the agreement by county commissioners. Eastern will also hold an option on an additional 4.8 adjacent acres for $5,000 per acre.”

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Article written by John H. Walker, Staff Writer for Rocky Mount Telegram.