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ONLY ON 3: Local leaders look to state to expand rail service

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video Everyone is looking for more jobs and business to get our economy back on track. Transportation planners say one solution could be restoring a 27-mile stretch of railroad between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Full story...
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Hundreds try for spot in final 'One Tree Hill'

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Fans and eager actors lined up today to part of the end of an era in Hollywood East. Fincannon & Associates says more than 600 people turned out for a casting call for the series finale of "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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Extras! Casting calls aim to fill OTH finale, future productions

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video The stage is set. Now all that's needed are the people to fill it. If you've ever dreamed of being in a television show or movie, now is your chance. Hollywood East is once again starting to live up to its name, and that means casting agencies need more extras. Full story...
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Biotechnology company to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County

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CMS Food Solutions, Inc., owner of an innovative proprietary food safety technology, will open a manufacturing facility in Leland according to the governor's office. The project is expected to create 52 jobs and the company expects to invest $4.4 million in the plant. Full story...
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As holidays approach, seasonal jobs a welcome gift to many

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video It's hard to believe, but it already starting to look a lot like Christmas... at least when you go shopping. The holidays are still weeks away, but many business are already preparing for them. And for those looking for a job, now is a better time than any to find a temporary job Full story...
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Unemployment down in Wilmington area in September, still higher than a year ago

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Unemployment dropped in 92 of North Carolina's counties in September, including all five of our counties, according to the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Treasury Secretary Geithner coming to Wilmington

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US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will tour a Wilmington business tomorrow as he helps tout President Obama's jobs plan. The secretary will visit Corning's fiber optics manufacturing facility. Full story...
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TWC call center closing means 45 layoffs

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Forty-five people will be out of work when Time Warner Cable closes its Wilmington call center in December. Full story...
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Obama on NC, VA bus tour: 'I'm the president'

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President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simple reason. "I'm the president," he says. Full story...
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Obama in North Carolina to push for action on jobs bill

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President Barack Obama has left the White House for a flight to North Carolina, where he'll begin a three-day bus tour aimed at pushing Congress to pass pieces of his jobs bill -- while also trying to build support for his re-election bid. Full story...
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Experts say local economy recovering, but slowly

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video Good economic news for the region was announced today at the eighth annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where faculty economists forecast that the Wilmington area will outperform the state and nation in economic growth in the coming year. Full story...
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NASCAR's NC roots help drive economy

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video Some of the greatest drivers in the world will converge on Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on WWAY and ABC. The Bank of America 500 is the only NASCAR race on a Saturday in the Sprint Race for the Cup. Full story...
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Honda Aircraft to build $20 mil repair center in Greensboro

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Honda Aircraft Co. is building a $20 million maintenance and repair center in North Carolina for a light business jet expected to start rolling off nearby production lines next year. Full story...
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Loss of 'Project Soccer' leads to finger pointing

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video It's official. Southeastern North Carolina has lost more than 1,000 jobs to the Palmetto State. Continental Tires announced it will build a $500 million facility with 1,600 jobs in Sumter County, South Carolina. Now the state legislature and the governor's office here in North Carolina are playing the blame game. Full story...
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Senator Berger blames Perdue's "Pay-to-Play Politics" for losing "Project Soccer"

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“This is embarrassing for North Carolina. It’s this kind of incompetence and unethical behavior that has disgraced Democrat politician after Democrat politician in North Carolina. And we will not allow the state to do business like this anymore.” - State Senator Phil Berger Full story...
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