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New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits

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North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits. People will continue to be able file for benefits by telephone or online, but they'll have to present a photo ID at their local workforce development office within four weeks of filing, likely starting Feb. 1. Full story...
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Unemployment down in last year in Wilmington area

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videoThe unemployment rate for the Wilmington area stayed flat from September to October, but it's down for the last year. The Wilmington metro area's 7.7 percent rate for October is 1.4 points lower than a year earlier. Full story...
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Study reveals potential $10 million loss without film incentive

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videoNew Hanover County could see an estimated loss of more than $10 million in tax revenue if the state's film incentive expires at the end of 2014, according to initial findings of a study released Monday. Full story...
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NC jobless data shows 2 months of improvement

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing a slow improvement, falling in September to 8.3 percent and dropping again to 8.0 percent in October. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover look for input on economic development plan

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videoNew Hanover County and the City of Wilmington want public input on creating an economic development strategy. The city and county have partnered with Garner Economics, LLC to work on the plan. Full story...
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Corning cuts to impact Wilmington plant

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video Corning says planned job cuts will impact its plant here in Wilmington. What's not known is how many people will lose their job in the Port City. Full story...
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Businesses call for change to Special Use Permits

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videoNew Hanover County is not a prime target for big manufacturing companies hoping to move businesses or start new business projects, according to the Coalition for Economic Advancement. Full story...
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Company to lay off nearly 100 at Wilmington plant

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videoMundy Maintenance, Services and Operations, LLC plans to layoff 97 workers in Wilmington according to a letter the company sent to Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Owens Corning materials plant in NC to employ 110

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Construction and industrial-materials company Owens Corning plans to build a new building materials plant in North Carolina that's scheduled to employ 110 workers in about three years. Full story...
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New seafood processor creating 120 jobs in Pender County

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videoA seafood processor plans to create more than 100 new jobs in Pender County, according to state and local leaders. RC Creations, LLC, a seafood processing company, plans to create 120 new jobs and invest more than $25 million by the end of 2017. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory visits New Hanover Co. for Manufacturing Day Proclamation

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videoGov. Pat McCrory will visit the Wilmington area Friday. He will be at the Cape Fear Community College's North Campus to make a proclamation in honor of Manufacturing Day. Full story...
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The Greeks to open second location near Monkey Junction

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videoA downtown Wilmington restaurant will expand near Monkey Junction. The owners of The Greeks say they will add a second location by the Harris Teeter on Carolina Beach Road in Beau Rivage Marketplace. Full story...
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August unemployment rate in NC is 8.7 percent

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North Carolina's jobless rate is continuing its downward trend after a one-month increase. The state Commerce Department said Friday the August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, compared with 8.9 percent the month before. The July rate was the first month-to-month increase since January. Full story...
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Grant to help BCC Small Business Incubator

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video Federal money will help a program in Brunswick County aimed at getting small businesses off the ground. The Brunswick Community College Small Business Incubator got $200,000 in federal grants today. Full story...
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2 NC governments consider incentives for Carowinds

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Local governments are considering whether to help Carowinds by giving more than $900,000 in incentives to the corporate owner of the theme park that straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina. Full story...
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