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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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Offshore wind energy forum brings to light new job opportunities

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video With it looking likely that North Carolina will not get project soccer a major question for the state remains how do we produce more jobs? The answer to that question could be blowing in the wind. A public forum on offshore wind energy was held Wednesday night at UNCW. Full story...
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'Project Soccer' looks like loss for NC as SC Gov. plans announcement tomorrow

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video"Project Soccer" has been kicked back and forth between the Carolinas for months, but it seems the Palmetto State has scored. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans a major economic development announcement tomorrow in Sumter County. Word among North Carolina lawmakers is that officials from Continental Tire will announce their decision to build a factory south of the border, but what does losing this huge deal mean for our future? Full story...
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Official: Obama to embark on bus tour of NC, VA

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A White House official says President Barack Obama is planning a bus tour through the politically importantstates of North Carolina and Virginia later this month to push for his jobs plan. Full story...
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Rep. Hill: Senate leader blocking 'Project Soccer' for NC

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video It looks like "Project Soccer" will kick off in South Carolina instead of North Carolina. The project was expected to bring hundred of jobs to our area and millions of dollars in investments. Full story...
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Senator: NC layoffs in classroom will decrease

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A key Republican budget-writer is predicting the number of job losses in North Carolina public school classrooms actually will be much less than the 1,800 reported to state educators as school began in August. Full story...
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Auto parts supplier plans to add 140 jobs in Wayne County

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An automotive parts company plans to add nearly 140 jobs at a North Carolina plant by the end of next year. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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