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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: While teacher pay stays flat, 6 secretaries make more than $50k at New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoNew details in our investigation of a reported relationship between New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and an administrative assistant he supervised. We are learning more about why she and some other administrative assistants have higher salaries than most teachers. Full story...
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Good idea for Downtown Wilmington? Raleigh mayor announces Downtown Raleigh Alliance gift card program

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Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced Wednesday the Shop Downtown Raleigh gift card program sponsored by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, set to launch on Friday. For a one dollar activation fee, shoppers can purchase the plastic cards online at ShopDowntownRaleigh.com, and use them to make purchases at any participating downtown Raleigh business. All the money you spend on the card will return to businesses downtown. 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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Forecast: Local economy will grow at national rate

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videoIt's been four years since the end of the last recession. Dr. Woody Hall says employment is only four-percent higher than what it was then. Despite that, the economics and finance professor says the local economy will grow as rapidly as the nation's for the first time in about five years. Full story...
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Lumberton tops list of poorest cities in US

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videoLumberton tops the list of poorest cities in the country, according to Credit.com. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Government shutdown costing New Hanover Co. $300,000 a week; Planning service cuts

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videoIn response to lost funding, the administration is moving forward with the following reduction plan, effective immediately, to generate the necessary weekly reduction of $300,000... Full story...
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McCrory pushes manufacturing jobs, says outlook good for SENC

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videoNorth Carolina's economy continues to try and bounce back from the great recession. Now Gov. Pat McCrory is pushing a sort of back-to-the-future approach by focusing on manufacturing jobs. McCrory says manufacturing is key to our economic recovery. The question, though, is where are those jobs for our community. 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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FIRST ON 3: WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO

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Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ed Wolverton as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The search for the new WDI President and Chief Executive Officer was conducted nationwide with a total of 38 resumes received. Full story...
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Jones' Fish Camp closes

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Jones’ Fish Camp, which had been serving old-timey staples alongside Calabash-style seafood at 7770 Market St. since late 2009, locked the doors for good late last week. Full story...
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