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New report says film study wrong, NC loses money on incentives

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videoA report by legislative staff says a recently-released study of the the film industry in North Carolina is wrong about the state benefiting from tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Full story...
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Employees cut at unemployment office

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videoLong lines, and larger than normal crowds are causing frustration at Wilmington’s unemployment office. Kenneth Brown has been having issues at Wilmington's unemployment office for some time. Full story...
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Charlotte call center to eliminate 239 jobs

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A call center in Charlotte is closing next month in a move that will eliminate 239 jobs. Full story...
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Brunswick County leaders react to job losses

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videoNearly 100 people will lose their jobs when a Brunswick County factory transfers the positions to Mexico. Victaulic said it will eliminate those jobs over the next year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

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videoA Brunswick County factory will start cutting jobs soon. A spokesman for Victaulic says 90 positions will be eliminated over the next year. Full story...
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: North Carolina had more job losses than any other state

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The Tar Heel State shed a seasonally adjusted 11,300 jobs in February from the prior month as it continues to grapple with the decline of its traditional manufacturing, tobacco and textile industries, according to new Labor Department figures released Friday. Full story...
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Walmart wins permit to begin building Burgaw store

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A Walmart will be coming to Burgaw. Town commissioners Tuesday night approved a conditional-use permit to allow Walmart to build a nearly 70,000-square-foot store, gas station and convenience store off of NC 53. Full story...
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Verizon Wireless to hire 160 at Wilmington Call Center

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videoVerizon Wireless says it plans to hire 160 people at its Wilmington Call Center. If you're interested, you'd better hurry and apply. Full story...
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NC January unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent and falling. The state Commerce Department reported Monday that January's jobless rate fell from 6.9 percent in December and continues approaching the national average of 6.6 percent. Full story...
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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa

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video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs. Full story...
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NC leaders deciding again on state's film break future

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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script. Full story...
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National Park Service sites draw tourists in NC

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A report from the National Park service shows visitors to its sites at both ends of North Carolina drew visitors who spent a lot of money in 2012. Full story...
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Employee morale big issue as Wilmington budget talks start

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video Wilmington City Council met today to start talking about the city's next budget. One of the issues that got the most attention, though, was employee morale. Full story...
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Film incentives will return in some form, NC Commerce's Sharon Decker says

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videoNot to worry, filmmakers and TV commercial producers. North Carolina will have something for you after the state's existing film incentives expire later this year. Full story...
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AT&T announces 130 job openings in North Carolina

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AT&T is announcing 130 job openings in North Carolina in retail sales, technician and call center positions. Full story...
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