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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Latest numbers show surge in area unemployment

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The latest unemployment numbers show a worsening jobs situation across the Cape Fear. All five of the counties in our area saw an increase in the unemployment rate between December and January. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent

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The latest report on North Carolina's unemployment rate paints a darker picture of the state's economy. The state Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in January was 10.2 percent, much higher than the national average of 8.3 percent. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia

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video Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now. Full story...
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Caterpillar to build plant in Georgia, create 4,200 jobs

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed that Caterpillar plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Georgia, a project company officials say will create more than 4,200 US jobs. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. leader says 'large project' in the works, met with company last week

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video Word of whether Brunswick County will be the new home for Caterpillar is still under wraps, but one county leader has confirmed a big project is currently in the works. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Full story...
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National unemployment rate falls to 8.3 pct. after hiring surge

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The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation's outlook for job growth. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers

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The numbers for unemployment in North Carolina for December came out earlier this week. Brunswick County had the biggest jump in our area from November, so we decided to put a face to the statistics. Full story...
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Caterpillar expanding Clayton plant, adding nearly 200 jobs

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says Caterpillar Inc. will expand its manufacturing plant in Clayton, adding almost 200 jobs over five years and investing $33 million. Full story...
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Unemployment surges in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen

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Unemployment was up in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties during December, including four of five counties in our area, according to numbers released this morning by North Carolina Department of Commerce - Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Full story...
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McComas: Project Road Runner speeding along

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We're starting to get more details about a plan to bring a new industry to southeastern North Carolina. State Rep. Danny McComas (R-19th District) says the so-called Project Road Runner is good for the community, the region and the state. Full story...
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Details hush-hush on new effort to bring jobs to Brunswick County

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After a failed bid to bring "Project Soccer" to southeastern North Carolina, Gov. Bev Perdue may be trying to get another company to bring jobs to the area. Full story...
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