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NC military cities top others in average income


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Steady paychecks and a growing flow of
Pentagon dollars have pushed average pay in North Carolina's two
largest military communities beyond bigger metro areas like
Charlotte and Raleigh.

Federal figures show that Fayetteville and Jacksonville topped
other North Carolina cities in per capita income last year.

A decade ago, Fayetteville and Jacksonville were at the bottom in the state.

Income also grew in Goldsboro, home to Seymour Johnson Air Force
Base, and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Va., metro area, which
extends into North Carolina's Currituck County.

One factor was that unemployment and other effects of the
recession caused wages to drop in 11 other metropolitan areas.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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