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Chiquita plans headquarters move from Charlotte after buyout

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Chiquita Brands International is closing its corporate headquarters in Charlotte after the banana producer's buyout. Full story...
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Home insurers appeal rejected rate increase

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videoInsurance companies are not giving up on their quest to charge North Carolina homeowners more. Full story...
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Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

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videoA report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean. Full story...
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Plan forgives loans on NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Charlotte City Council has voted for an agreement to forgive more than $22 million in debt from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Flaming Amy's Bowl plans to franchise

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A Wilmington restaurant is heading toward the big time. Flaming Amy's Bowl is going to start growing and welcoming franchises in its future. Full story...
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Planning Commission meets about proposed cell tower

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videoThe New Hanover County Planning Commission met tonight to discuss a cell tower off of Middle Sound Road Thursday night. Full story...
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Wildlife Commission to consider easing of deer farming rules

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding nine public hearings this month on proposed rule changes, the most controversial of which is proposed regulations for holding deer in captivity. The hearings begin Tuesday in Bladen County and continue until Jan. 22, when a meeting is set for Smithfield. Full story...
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NC governor says incentives are top priority early in session

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature needs to act early this year to refresh North Carolina's economic incentives offerings because he lacks tools needed when pitching North Carolina to company executives. McCrory told a new year's business economic forum Monday he wants lawmakers to develop a "strategic incentive program" with changes "in a matter of weeks" if the state wants recent job announcements to continue. The legislative session isn't expected to begin in earnest until Jan. 28. Full story...
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Despite embargo, NC trades with Cuba

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Despite the ongoing trade embargo with Cuba, North Carolina exports millions worth of agricultural products to the Caribbean nation each year. And that figure is expected to grow as the United States normalizes diplomatic relations with Cuba. Full story...
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Harpist on Call spreads Christmas cheer

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videoHarpist on Call usually provide musical therapy for patients to provide help with pain and anxiety. They also help spread holiday cheer by performing holiday classics to help ring in the Christmas season. Full story...
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