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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.

US economy doing well

The Bush administration got some unaccustomed good news Friday. The US economy appears to be humming along nicely. Statistics from the Labor Department today reveal a net growth in jobs and stable unemployment rates.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.