Economy
Whiteville cashes in on show business
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 2:50pm.

It was lights, camera, action today in Columbus County. The cast and crew of the movie "Hick" set up to film in historic downtown Whiteville.

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State ending Extended Benefits Program as unemploment slides
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 2:38pm.

The decline in the state's unemployment numbers may be good news for some, but for others it means a loss of benefits.

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Governor talks jobs during visit
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 4:33pm.

video The governor is making several stops around the state on a "jobs tour." We wanted to know what specifically she has in the works for southeastern North Carolina when it comes to jobs.

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Perdue to visit Whiteville, Leland
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 11:54am.

Gov. Bev Perdue will visit two area towns this week. The governor today kicked off a two-week jobs tour of businesses and classrooms.

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon benefical for runners and economy
Submitted by Katie Harden on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:54am.

video 2,400 runners took off before sunrise for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon and Half-marathon Sunday morning. The race started in Wrightsville Beach, made it's way around the Landfall community and ended in Mayfair.

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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:33am.

The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties.

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Economists say local economy will grow moderately over next several years
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 4:25pm.

Total personal income in the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is forecast to grow 3.3 percent during 2011, with the growth rate slowing to around three percent in both 2012 and 2013. Personal income is the total income earned by individuals from all sources. The three counties of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender comprise the MSA.

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2010 tourist spending sets record
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 12:43pm.

Visitors to North Carolina spent a record $17 billion in 2010, an increase of nine percent from 2009. The number was higher than the previous record of $16.8 billion set in 2008.

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California is Perdue's trade trip destination
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:30am.

Gov. Bev Perdue says she believes it's a good time to try to lure California-based companies to build or expand in North Carolina.

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Property in NC coastal counties loses value
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 9:11am.

Recent tax valuations in Brunswick and Carteret counties show property prices have dropped by more than 25 percent since the peak of the coastal real estate bubble.

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