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Hundreds gather for new Carolina Beach Boardwalk opening

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video Hundreds lined up this afternoon to watch leaders from across the county cut the ribbon on the brand new boardwalk at Carolina Beach. Town leaders say it's now the most handicap-accessible beach in the state. Full story...
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Riegelwood mill cutting jobs, changing focus

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A spokeswoman for International Paper says its Riegelwood paper mill will be converted into a new type of production, affecting jobs in the mill. Full story...
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No big change in NC jobless rate for February at 5.3%

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North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month. Full story...
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Raleigh one of the fastest-growing communities in nation

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If you didn't know it by the traffic, the US Census Bureau confirms that Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. Full story...
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Governor tours Columbus Co. business, talks economics plan

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video Governor Pat McCrory was in Fair Bluff this afternoon to discuss his plans for economic development in the state. Full story...
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McCrory pans Senate Republican NC economic development plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory is unhappy with the state Senate's new economic development proposals, saying they're too expensive and fail to make clear the state has a long-term plan to recruit companies to North Carolina. Full story...
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Shallotte River Swamp Park construction moves forward

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videoThis wet winter has posed a challenge for many construction efforts and that goes for crews working on the Shallotte River Swamp Park. Full story...
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Sanderson Farms to build poultry plant in Robeson County

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A poultry farm that was twice rejected, and then accepted by one county will locate elsewhere in North Carolina. Full story...
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Meeting to discuss plans for Shallotte riverfront

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Monday night the Shallotte Riverfront Revitalization plan was be shown to the public for input. Full story...
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Vertex CEO: We will double in 2 years

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video Rep. David Rouzer began a self-proclaimed small business tour this week in the Cape Fear region, stopping at Cape Fear Community College and Vertex Rail Industries. Full story...
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