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Economy

Population decreasing in Columbus County

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videoA declining population and rising unemployment numbers has Columbus County leaders going on the offensive. Full story...
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Economic Outlook Conference at UNCW Tuesday

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videoLocal economists say our region is still in better shape than the rest of the nation. They spoke about it today at UNCW's 5th Annual Economic Outlook Conference. Full story...
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McIntyre: Democrats never had votes for bailout

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Rep. Mike McIntyre's wife, Dee, surprised her husband by showing up at a Pender County school today to see him before he heads back to Washington for more debate on an economic bailout. Yesterday's surprise came when McIntyre

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Public hearing tonight concerning Wave Transit fares

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Wave Transit is considering raising its bus fares. Transit company officials cite rising fuel costs as the reason for the hike. Full story...
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Enrollment is up at CFCC

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videoWith or without illegal immigrants - Cape Fear Community College is bursting at the seams. Full story...
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Manufacturing company expands Greensboro facility

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A New York company that makes a license plate recognition system is expanding a Greensboro facility that will add up to 100 jobs. Full story...
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GOP, Democratic candidates differ on offshore drilling

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Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory says his plan to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast would help farmers produce food for the nation. Full story...
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Red Cross running low on funds

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videoWe have been reporting how the struggling economy has hurt local non-profits. Well, even one of the oldest, most prominent organizations, in our community is also in trouble. Full story...
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New Hanover County unemployment numbers better than average

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The nation's unemployment rate reached a four year high in July. And while the unemployment rate in North Carolina hit 6.2 percent, New Hanover County comes in below the national average. Full story...
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Tax free weekend kicking off

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The pace of shopping has picked up dramatically. The state sales tax holiday is underway. Full story...
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NC ranked second best business climate

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videoEase of transportation is one of the things considered in ranking North Carolina as the second best business climate in the country. Full story...
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Minimum wage increase comes at a good time for some

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videoPeople who earn minimum wage will see a 40 cent increase starting today. It is the second part of a three step increase from the federal government. Full story...
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Screen Gems building dream stage

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Executives at Screen Gems Studios call it their "dream stage". Today, the studio announced that dream will come true. Full story...
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Economy affecting local seniors

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videoWith prices on just about everything going up, things can be tough for seniors living on a fixed income. Full story...
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Representative Mike McIntyre speaks with WWAY about the economy

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videoAs the economy continues to struggle, what is congress doing to help? That's what NewsChannel Three's Kevin Wuzzardo asked US Representative Mike McIntyre today on Good Morning Carolina.

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