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Economy

Obama to visit North Carolina for event on economy

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit North Carolina for what's being described as "an event on the economy." Full story...
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Economists forecast growth for 2014

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Economists from local and national levels met at the Wilmington Convention Center to discuss their economic forecasts for the new year. Full story...
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McCrory: 'Carolina Comeback' economic recovery

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Gov. Pat McCrory is touting what he calls the "Great Carolina Comeback" as proof the state's Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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Millions to BEMC for energy efficiency program

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video More jobs could be heading to our area thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Full story...
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Mayfaire getting new Marshalls & Dick's Sporting Goods

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videoTwo big retailers are on the way to Mayfaire. Developers say Marshalls and Dick's Sporting Goods will be the two newest stores added to the 400-acre retail complex. 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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Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County

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video Policy is a six letter word, but according to the North Carolina Justice Center its meaning effects everyone from the mountains to the coast. 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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Retail shops coming to former Rum Runners building

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video Store owners say that business is booming in downtown Wilmington, and now they’re looking for some new shops to keep the momentum going. 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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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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