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Burr tours Vulcan Quarry in Gold Hill

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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, talks to workers at the Vulcan mine in Gold Hill. Burr visted the mine as part of the August congressional recess.  Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, talks to workers at the Vulcan mine in Gold Hill. Burr visted the mine as part of the August congressional recess. Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post

GOLD HILL — U.S. Sen. Richard Burr trudged through the Vulcan Quarry near the Rowan County border on Monday as part of a series of trips during the August congressional recess.

Burr began his Rowan County visit by attending a N.C. Aggregates Association meeting before touring the Vulcan facility. Vulcan’s quarry in Gold Hill began operating in 1953 and employs 21 people.

Burr talked with senior quarry officials about the possible reauthorization of a highway bill before meeting with quarry workers. He said having a federal highway bill would allow for more adequate planning of major highway projects.

He also visited Charlotte on Monday morning, and is also scheduled to make stops in Durham, High Point and Raleigh this week.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.

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