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Air pollution mandate change for NC fracking signed into law

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Environmental legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking has been signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Sanderson Farms to build poultry plant in Robeson County

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A poultry farm that was twice rejected, and then accepted by one county will locate elsewhere in North Carolina. Full story...
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Budget 1st test to see if NC lawmakers back reforms

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Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director says recommendations from a government reform study inserted in the governor's two-year spending proposal ultimately won't be successful unless the state makes efficiency a permanent objective. Full story...
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Vertex CEO: We will double in 2 years

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video Rep. David Rouzer began a self-proclaimed small business tour this week in the Cape Fear region, stopping at Cape Fear Community College and Vertex Rail Industries. Full story...
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Redix store coming to downtown

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video At a downtown economic luncheon Wednesday, Wilmington Downtown Inc. leaders announced plans for a well-known Wrightsville Beach business to open a second location downtown. Full story...
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Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

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Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires. Full story...
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Coffee shop coming to Wrightsville Beach will serve up beer, wine

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A new Wrightsville Beach business got the go-ahead to start setting up shop above South End Surf Shop at a board of alderman meeting last night. Full story...
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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

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The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Full story...
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Sheetz opens 500th convenience store, with plans for 1,000

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The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain is looking to double its store total after opening its 500th location. Full story...
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Butterball to re-open closed NC turkey-cook plant

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Butterball says it will re-open a Hoke County turkey-cooking plant closed in December by House of Raeford and create 367 jobs. Full story...
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