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Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.

Brunswick County’s second Chick-fil-A to open this week

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will be opening up another location in Brunswick County this week.

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies sickout

Southwest Airlines canceled several hundred more flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues.

Average gas price up by more than $1 per gallon compared to last year

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.31 per gallon.

2020 visitor impact for New Hanover County

Domestic visitors to and within New Hanover County spent an estimated $598 million in 2020, which represents a decrease of -22.6 percent from 2019 spending.

Volvo recalls older cars; air bag inflators can explode

Volvo is recalling nearly 260,000 older cars in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bag can explode and send shrapnel into the cabin.

Software company to expand in New Hanover County with 100+ new jobs

Vantaca, a software-as-a-service provider, will add 104 new jobs in New Hanover County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.

Thousands of frozen Digiorno pizzas recalled due to mislabeling

People who bought Digiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni pizza may not have gotten what they thought they did.

Fidelity to hire 1,500 more at company’s North Carolina hub

Financial services giant Fidelity has announced it will create more than 1,500 additional jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area.

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Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.

New Hanover County Commissioners pass stop gap funding to increase affordable housing

Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure that could create more workforce housing in the region.