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McCrory says he won’t reconvene legislature; film credit, other programs to remain unchanged

McCrory says he won’t reconvene legislature; film credit, other programs to remain unchanged

Gov. Pat McCrory has announced he will not be calling back the North Carolina legislature for a special session as requested by several local, state and even federal officials. In…

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

After two months of dips in its unemployment rate, the Wilmington metro area saw the number of jobless increase in July, the latest numbers from the N.C. Department of Commerce…

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATE: The House Finance Committee on Wednesday afternoon amended a Senate bill to include historic preservation program language. Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) said Senate Bill 763, “An act to make…

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

Goodbye, “Dome”; hello, “Lies.” After three and a half months’ worth of filming in Wilmington, the CBS series “Under the Dome” has wrapped production on its sophomore season, filming its…

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

Next month’s scheduled hearing on a proposal to raise homeowner insurance rates across North Carolina–with the southeast coast again seeing the largest spike–has been postponed. The new date is Oct.…

Wilmington woman dies in wreck on U.S. 17 near Hampstead

A Wilmington woman died in a vehicle collision on U.S. 17 in Pender County on Tuesday. Betty Jane Parkerson, 72, of Wilmington, died in a wreck that occurred at about…

Developers fear effects of EPA’s clean-water rule

To Heath Clark, it’s not just a new roll of red tape. He’s worried that if a proposed environmental rule goes into play as federally written, the Wilmington development company…

Economist sees positives in latest unemployment report

Economist sees positives in latest unemployment report

Like all metro areas in North Carolina, greater Wilmington saw an over-the-month unemployment rate increase in May. The N.C. Department of Commerce released its latest data Tuesday. According to the…

‘Packages from Home’ collection drive underway

‘Packages from Home’ collection drive underway

Beef jerky. Socks. Toothpaste. These are some of the most-requested items for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan, and Hometown Wilmington Media has teamed up with Step Up for Soldiers for…

Live Oak Bank issues $25,000 challenge to feed children this summer

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina announced a partnership that could mean 250,000 additional meals for children and their families this summer. As the Food Bank reaches…

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