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Agency: North Carolina unemployment rate neared 13% in May

A state agency says North Carolina’s unemployment rate neared 13% in May.

Digital advertising company to expand in Elizabethtown

Anthem Displays LLC, a national manufacturer of digital billboards, will create 17 jobs in Bladen County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday.

Judge throws out parts of NC workplace undercover law

A federal judge has thrown out portions of a North Carolina law designed to discourage undercover employees at farms and other workplaces from taking documents or footage.

Unemployment in the US falls to 13.3%, confounding forecasters

Unemployment around the U.S. declined slightly in May, falling to 13.3% as the economy showed signs of recovering from the impact of nationwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

Bill earmarks $300M more COVID-19 funds for N.C. government

North Carolina legislators want to make available another $300 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to cover additional government expenses incurred due to the virus.

3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

More than three million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, raising to more than 42 million the number of workers who have lost jobs since the coronavirus crippled the economy.

More than 38 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak.

Nearly 3 million U.S. workers filed unemployment claims last week

Nearly 3 million U.S. workers filed for jobless benefits last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

US job market suffers its worst month in history

A staggering 29 million American lost their jobs in April as the spreading coronavius shuttered stores, factories and offices, canceled events, and brought transit around the country to a sudden stop.

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Multiple injuries in traffic accident in Southport

The accident happened on Long Beach Road near Faith Boulevard. Fire and EMS are treating those injured.

Swimmer drowns in Surf City

Advanced life support was administered from Pender EMS and Fire and the Surf City Fire Department, but the victim did not survive.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.

First NFL player ruled inactive for COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (CBS) - A.J. Terrell has officially been ruled out for Week 3 as the first NFL player to be placed on the league's...