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IRS extends hybrid incentives

New from the IRS: the government is extending a tax incentive to purchase certain Ford hybrid vehicles.

South-eastern housing market performing better than nation-wide

videoNation-wide, housing sales are the worst they've been in four and a half years. But the real estate market isn't suffering as much here in the southeast as it is in other parts of the country. That's according to Karen Davis, a mortgage loan officer at Sun Trust mortgage.

New numbers show hurting housing market

New numbers out Wednesday show that the housing market is still hurting. Sales of pre-owned homes fell to their lowest level almost five years during June. When it comes to buying a home you've got to get a loan. Normally people are worried about borrowers with poor credit not being able to pay for a home.

Study says police, teachers can’t afford to live in Brunswick County

A University of North Carolina study says the rising cost of housing in some coastal areas means teachers, police officers and other so-called "essential workers" can't afford to live where they work.

Edwards wants higher minimum wage

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says the 70 cents per hour increase in the minimum wage is not enough.

Minimum wage increase affects few in N.C.

Beginning Tuesday most workers at the lower end of the scale are going to see higher paychecks. The first stage of the federal minimum wage price hikes take effect Tuesday. For the first time in ten years the nation's lowest-paid employees are getting a raise.

Minimum wage to increase

If you make minimum wage, you'll soon see more money in your paycheck. The first of three 70-cent increases in the federal minimum wage is takes effect Tuesday. The rate will go from $5.15 an hour to $5.85 an hour.

Corporate earnings show country’s economic health

There is always a lot of speculation about the health of the economy. Every three months, we get an update on how things are going. Corporate earnings provide a window into the good and the bad of our country's economic health.

Small businesses important for US economy

When it comes to doing business bigger isn't always better. Small businesses are a huge component of the US economy. But new figures show they're not immune from recent trends.

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Clean Eatz hosts its annual national convention in Wrightsville Beach

Today, one Wilmington based business, that has grown to have franchises across the country, wrapped up its annual convention in Wrightsville Beach.

Local church in Wilmington helps feed the homeless population through its lunch bag program

One local church in Wilmington is continuing to serve the homeless population through its lunch bag program, after seeing an increased need during the pandemic

NHCS holds a job fair to fill a number of openings within the school system

New Hanover County Schools currently has numerous openings around the area, and held a job fair this weekend in an attempt to fill those roles. 

Dozens of volunteers spend the morning planting a community garden at Greenfield Lake

Dozens of volunteers turned out Saturday to plant a community garden of leafy greens and root vegetables at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington.