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Unemployment rate drops again

Unemployment rate drops again

The tri-county area clocked another unemployment rate dip in June. Figures surfaced Wednesday showing the Wilmington metro area–New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties–with a 6.4 percent jobless rate. That’s down…

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…

UPDATED: Budget includes $10M film grant program

UPDATED: Budget includes $10M film grant program

North Carolina’s film industry could see a heavily downsized incentive to stay. House and Senate leaders Tuesday announced a state budget deal with $10 million for a film grant program.…

As incentive decision looms, midyear film spending surpasses last year’s total

As incentive decision looms, midyear film spending surpasses last year’s total

As a decision on the state’s film incentive looms, the North Carolina Film Office is reporting that spending by productions this year has already surpassed last year’s total. The first…

Hometown Wilmington Media, Live Oak Bank present Strictly Business this Thursday

Hometown Wilmington Media, Live Oak Bank present Strictly Business this Thursday

Join Hometown Wilmington Media and Live Oak Bank for a quarterly networking event, Strictly Business. Strictly Business will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the historic Bellamy Mansion…

Pender County man sentenced to more than six years in prison for meth conviction

Pender County man sentenced to more than six years in prison for meth conviction

A Pender County man pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from a meth lab bust in Hampstead. Jeffrey Brown, 37, of Hampstead, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine and conspiracy to…

Public input sought to prioritize funding for transportation projects

A second public meeting will be held this Thursday, July 31, to receive input from citizens on prioritizing funding for transportation projects in southeastern North Carolina. The meeting will be…

CFCC board appointments announced

CFCC board appointments announced

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed local surgeon Dr. Charles Kays to a four-year term on the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees. According to a release issued earlier…

Upped flytrap protection may expand statewide

Upped flytrap protection may expand statewide

Legislation to raise the stakes of Venus flytrap poaching may take on a statewide focus. Rep. Ted Davis, the New Hanover County Republican, said Friday the plan has taken a…

House, Senate differ on moped insurance proposal

House, Senate differ on moped insurance proposal

A conference committee will work to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of the so-dubbed “moped insurance bill.” The Senate’s version, approved July 16, would require liability insurance for…

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