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Oak Island leaders to meet about beach renourishment project

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videoA $3 million dredging contract - that is what the town of Oak Island is hoping to approve at tonight's council meeting. Full story...
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Freaker Feet receives $250,000+ to fund project

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videoThe next project planned for Wilmington-based Freaker USA is now a reality, thanks to a Kickstarter initiative. Full story...
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UPDATE: Meeting discusses breweries in Brunswick County

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The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission has something brewing to create jobs. Full story...
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Economy, infrastructure key in Saffo's State of the City

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo delivered his State of the City address Monday night. This year he focused on the economy in a big way. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory criticized for claim about workers' comp fraud

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Gov. Pat McCrory is taking heat after saying 40 percent of workers' compensation claims paid to state employees are the result of "abuse or outright fraud." Full story...
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Golden LEAF holds $50M to support auto manufacturing plant

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The board of directors of the Golden LEAF Foundation says it's reserved $50 million to provide support for the location of an automobile manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Full story...
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Coalition starts bid to expand Medicaid in North Carolina

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A coalition of groups is beginning an effort to expand Medicaid in North Carolina despite opposition from Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly. The Charlotte Observer reports the various group gathered for a news conference Wednesday to outline their plans. Full story...
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Early-session spending bill approved by NC Senate

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The state Senate supports making spending changes to help a panel reviewing public school academic standards do its work and so a rule-making body can defend itself in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. The chamber voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that locates $275,000 to operate the committee recommending changes by the end of the year to Common Core. The vote was 38-11. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent in December

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December. Full story...
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Vertex CEO talks filling, training 1,300 new positions

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video Wilmington's newest manufacturer is just weeks away from hiring and training for more than 1,300 jobs. The CEO of Vertex Rail, Donald Croteau, stopped in Wilmington this week to visit the facility and meet with new clients. Full story...
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