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Archive for March, 2009

Report: GMAC finance adding jobs with NC expansion

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte city councilman says the city will get hundreds of new jobs as GMAC Financial Services expands.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Gov. Beverly Perdue would formally announce the expansion by the auto lender Friday afternoon. Neither Perdue’s office nor the state Commerce Department nor GMAC would confirm the announcement concerns the lender.

City Councilman John Lassiter told the newspaper the GMAC announcement would mean hundreds of new jobs.

The announcement would be good news for the financial community in Charlotte, where banks have slashed jobs because of the economy.

Much of the company’s senior management, such as chief executive Al de Molina, are based in Charlotte where the firm employs about 200.

Perdue will be joined by Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton for the announcement.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A Charlotte city councilman says the city will get hundreds of new jobs as GMAC Financial Services expands.

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NC drought council meeting to discuss rainfall

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Members of the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council are meeting to discuss the future dry conditions they expect in the state, despite recent rainfall in
some areas.

The council is meeting Friday morning at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

Parts of the state have had more than an inch of rain in the past week, which has increased stream flows, lake levels and groundwater.

But members of the council say the state is entering what historically has been one of the driest times of the year in North Carolina.

As of Thursday, 12 counties in southwestern North Carolina had severe drought conditions and 15 were in moderate drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor says 45 counties in the western Piedmont and eastern part of the state were classified as abnormally dry.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Members of the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council are meeting to discuss the future dry conditions they expect in the state, despite recent rainfall in
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Armed Wendy’s robber still at large

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Wilmington Police Department officers are still searching for an armed man who attempted to rob a fast food restaurant on Shipyard Boulevard. A man with a handgun held up a Wendy’s restaurant at 1650 Shipyard Boulevard at 7:23 a.m., according to New Hanover County 911.

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Motorcycle, 2-car accident Thursday closes lane of Military Cutoff Road

Friday, March 20th, 2009

One lane was closed on Military Cutoff Road for an hour and a half Thursday morning after a three-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital.

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Police continue search for armed Wendy’s robber

Friday, March 20th, 2009

After a chase that lasted about 15 minutes, Wilmington Police Department officers are still searching for an armed man who attempted to rob a fast food restaurant on Shipyard Boulevard.

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