The NC Department of Commerce has approved a $30,000 grant to help pay for the demolition of a vacant building behind Grassy Creek Shopping Center. Formerly a T-shirt factory and known as the Phillips building the removal would make room for the 4.2 acre site to be developed. The Phillips family would have to pay any additional costs over the $30,000. A stipulation in the grant is that the site cannot be for public use, which means for parking lots or parks and recreational facilities. This grant program is for encouraging site rehabilitation and site availability for economic development purposes.