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FIRST ON 3: November state unemployment up .1% to 9.7%

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Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased to 3,887,700 in November. The largest over the month employment increase occurred in Education & Health Services (+4,800). The largest decrease was in Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-5,200) and Leisure & Hospitality (-5,200). Since November 2009, nonfarm employment has decreased by 6,100 jobs. Full story...
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Diligence celebrates crew member's retirement

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence said goodbye today to a longtime veteran. Chief machinery technician Bill Jones concluded his military service in an afternoon retirement ceremony along the Wilmington riverfront. Full story...
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Santa visits kids in hospital

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The hospital is no place to spend the holidays, but it's a reality for some sick children. So today they got a special visitor. Full story...
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Don't let your Christmas tree turn into a yule log

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video 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, but a Christmas tree in your home is a potential fire starter. Firefighters say the number one thing to remember this holiday season is to water your tree. Full story...
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Business back as E'town revitalization takes Christmas break

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video Christmas time is always important for businesses. That's why shop owners in Bladen County are glad their town put a hold on its revitalization project until the holidays are over. Full story...
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Be prepared when giving certain gifts

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video 'Tis the season to make magic happen, but some surprises are better if they are well thought out. Full story...
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Mental health providers prepare for big cuts

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video It's not looking good for mental health providers in the Cape Fear. The Southeastern Center for Mental Health says it anticipates some big budget cuts next year. Full story...
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Bladen shelter waives adoption fees during holidays

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The animal shelter in Bladen County is making it easier for you to adopt a pet during the holidays. Full story...
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Brunswick superintendent says lottery slump will have small effect

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video Like just about everything else schools are suffering from the sagging economy, and it's a double whammy for them. Schools now are handling cuts from the state and from lottery sales. Full story...
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Hospital sends supplies to Africa

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center is lending a helping hand all the way to Africa. It's called the Mission Ready Program. Full story...
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