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NC Senate OKs unemployment bill; McCrory vetoed similar bill

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The Senate has completed work on changes to unemployment insurance rules sought by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration. But the plan also includes tinkering with a jobless claims appeals board that McCrory successfully blocked last year with a veto. 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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Bank of America laying off 250 mortgage workers in Charlotte

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Bank of America is laying off 250 employees in its mortgage and technology units in Charlotte. Full story...
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Bank of America laying off 250 mortgage workers in Charlotte

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Bank of America is laying off 250 employees in its mortgage and technology units in Charlotte. Full story...
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Golden LEAF holds $50M to support auto manufacturing plant

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The board of directors of the Golden LEAF Foundation says it's reserved $50 million to provide support for the location of an automobile manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Full story...
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Coalition starts bid to expand Medicaid in North Carolina

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A coalition of groups is beginning an effort to expand Medicaid in North Carolina despite opposition from Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly. The Charlotte Observer reports the various group gathered for a news conference Wednesday to outline their plans. Full story...
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Burgaw Walmart likely to be open in May

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videoThe Burgaw Walmart will likely be open in May. Full story...
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Vertex Rail Industries explores new traffic options

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videoLast night the Wilmington city council decided not to approve the DOT's proposal for a cut through near Vance St. to help with traffic caused by the opening of Vertex Rail Industries in May. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council supports new access to Vertex plant, removal of trees

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a resolution of support for an additional access to the Vertex rail facility Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC Democratic lawmakers get out quickly on economy

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Democrats at the General Assembly are trying to get out of the blocks quickly this year as lawmakers emphasize the economy and job creation. More than two dozen House and Senate members from the legislature's minority party attended Wednesday what was called a "Job Growth Forum" in Raleigh. Full story...
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