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Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

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videoA project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all. Full story...
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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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NC jobless rate inches up to 6.5 percent for July

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate has inched higher for July as the number of people with jobs dipped from the previous month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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videoA Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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Amendment to try and save film incentives passes NC House

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videoThe NC House passed an amendment this afternoon that may save film incentives in the state for at least one more year. Full story...
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NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

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North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. Full story...
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. Full story...
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McCrory: Stance on film incentives firm even after studio visit

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videoFilm industry supporters have been critical of Gov. Pat McCrory not answering their plea to meet with the film industry during visits to Wilmington as the debate over film incentives continues. Today that changed. Full story...
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Prospects for big employer in Brunswick Co. still early in process

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video State documents say a company is considering bringing a thousand jobs to Brunswick County, but the county's economic development chief says everything is still very preliminary. Full story...
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McCrory says no to extending current film incentive plan

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videoMcCrory says he does not have the money in the budget for a one-year extension of the current incentives. Instead he says he's pushing ahead with incentive reform. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

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videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers. Full story...
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Poll shows bipartisan support for NC film incentives

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A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state's film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. Full story...
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CastleBranch planning job fair to fill 70 jobs

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videoA Wilmington company is planning a job fair later this month to fill dozens of openings. CastleBranch has 70 positions open in its sales department. Full story...
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Commerce secretary says film plan gives counties option, some local leaders not so sure

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videoGov. Pat McCrory proposed a new plan for film incentives in his budget plan. Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says the plan introduced in a budget bill Thursday definitely raises concerns. Meanwhile New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield says the plan creates a local burden. Full story...
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