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Pentagon pairs with Duke to build solar farm at Camp Lejeune

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The Pentagon is pairing with Duke Energy to build an 80-acre solar farm at Camp Lejeune, a sprawling U.S. Marine Corps base along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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More money going to Oak Island beach nourishment

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videoOak Island will get help from Brunswick County for beach erosion abatement and nourishment. Tuesday night, Brunswick County commissioners approved a request for $166,666 each year for three years. According to the action agenda item for the request, the state already gave the town $1.7 million for the project that's set to start in February. Full story...
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Home insurers appeal rejected rate increase

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videoInsurance companies are not giving up on their quest to charge North Carolina homeowners more. Full story...
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NC collections gap now almost $200 million through December

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The difference between predicted revenue collections for the first half of North Carolina government's fiscal year and what's actually come in has widened slightly. Full story...
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Water Street deck redevelopment inches forward

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videoWilmington City Council discussed the water street parking deck proposals at Tuesday night's meeting. Full story...
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Cumberland board rejects hearing on chicken plant incentives

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners again has said no to pursuing a chicken processing plant that would have brought about 1,000 jobs to the area. Multiple media outlets reported commissioners voted 4-3 Monday against a public hearing necessary to consider a $2.5 million incentive package for Sanderson Farms. The company was considering whether to build a $113 million plant in a county-owned industrial park. Full story...
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NC governor says incentives are top priority early in session

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature needs to act early this year to refresh North Carolina's economic incentives offerings because he lacks tools needed when pitching North Carolina to company executives. McCrory told a new year's business economic forum Monday he wants lawmakers to develop a "strategic incentive program" with changes "in a matter of weeks" if the state wants recent job announcements to continue. The legislative session isn't expected to begin in earnest until Jan. 28. Full story...
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Despite embargo, NC trades with Cuba

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Despite the ongoing trade embargo with Cuba, North Carolina exports millions worth of agricultural products to the Caribbean nation each year. And that figure is expected to grow as the United States normalizes diplomatic relations with Cuba. Full story...
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David Rouzer meets Wilmington city leaders, discusses goals

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videoUS Representative-elect David Rouzer stopped in the Port City Wednesday to discuss the priorities of the Cape Fear region with Wilmington city leaders. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council hears proposals for Water Street parking deck

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video Earlier this year, Wilmington earned the title of "America's Best Riverfront" thanks to the beautiful scenery the city has to offer, but there is one location officials are hoping to improve. Full story...
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