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Brunswick County leaders react to job losses

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videoNearly 100 people will lose their jobs when a Brunswick County factory transfers the positions to Mexico. Victaulic said it will eliminate those jobs over the next year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

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videoA Brunswick County factory will start cutting jobs soon. A spokesman for Victaulic says 90 positions will be eliminated over the next year. Full story...
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Britt's Donuts season opening sweeter than ever

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videoThe 75th annual season opening had folks lined down the boardwalk at Carolina Beach. This year was celebrated with the publishing of a book, Britt's Donuts: Forever Sweet. WWAY's Sara Hopkins reports live at the spring opening. Full story...
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NC regulators missed crack in Duke coal ash dam

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Photos taken earlier this month show North Carolina regulators apparently failed to notice a large crack opening in an earthen dam holding back millions of tons of Duke Energy's coal ash near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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NC population grows to more than 9.8 million

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The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the population of North Carolina is now approaching 9.9 million people. The bureau released new population estimates for 2013 Thursday. The state's population from the 2010 census was 9.5 million. Full story...
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NC Ports Authority chooses new executive director

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The North Carolina State Ports Authority has a new executive director. The Authority’s Board of Directors confirmed the choice of Paul J. Cozza at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. Full story...
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Duke shareholders want probe of coal ash spill

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Duke Energy shareholders are calling on the company's board to launch an independent investigation into issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic sludge. Full story...
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New report says rental prices in Wilmington unaffordable

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Renters in Wilmington need to earn $15.73 per hour in order to afford a basic apartment here, according to a report released today that compares the cost of rental housing with what renters can really afford. Full story...
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'Shark Tank' star shares secret to success

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videoCall it controversial. Call it honest. Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran and one of the star's on ABC's "Shark Tank" says she was an awful student. She actually credits something surprising to her success. Full story...
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Judge rejects Duke's call to stay ruling

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A judge is rejecting Duke Energy's attempt to stop a ruling that would force the company to take immediate action to clean up its coal ash dumps. But Duke asked Ridgeway to stay the ruling until the company could appeal. Duke officials did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Thursday. Full story...
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