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NC parachute manufacturer to create 375 new jobs

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina-based parachute manufacturer plans to create 375 new jobs in its home city to help meet demand for a new military contract.

Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Tuesday that North American Aerodynamics will expand employment in Person County while investing $900,000 toward an expansion project.

The company already has 45 employees at its headquarters in Roxboro and hires 55 more seasonally.

Perdue said the new jobs paying on average $23,834 a year include sewing and assembling parachutes for U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan.

North American Aerodynamics currently has 45 employees, along with 55 seasonally furloughed workers, at its headquarters and manufacturing facility.

The company received $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides taxpayer-funded financial assistance to encourage industrial expansion.

North American Aerodynamics Inc.: http://naaero.com/

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

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A North Carolina-based parachute manufacturer plans to create 375 new jobs in its home city to help meet demand for a new military contract.

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Boa constrictor rescued from N.C. 133 in Brunswick

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Two brothers were just driving along N.C. 133 near Orton Plantation when they noticed a large snake in the roadway.

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Surf City entertainment complex to include bowling alley, movie theater

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

By Amanda Hutcheson,Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The entertainment complex is planned to open in the spring of 2011, said Anita Afify. She and her husband, Mo, are developing the complex at the corner of N.C. 210 and N.C. 50.

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NC conservative talker focuses on Obama so far

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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RALEIGH — One of the top political analysts on Fox News is offering his commentary on the Obama administration so far to a North Carolina audience.

Fox News chief political contributor Michael Barone is the lunch speaker Wednesday at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh.

Barone is a principal co-author of “The Almanac of American Politics,” which every two years tries to assess the nation’s political landscape.

Barone visited all 435 of the country’s congressional districts during his career as a political reporter that started at the Washington Post in 1981. Before that, Barone was vice president of a Washington polling firm specializing in political campaigns.

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

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One of the top political analysts on Fox News is offering his commentary on the Obama administration so far to a North Carolina audience.

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Tropical Storm Henri weakens in Atlantic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Forecasters say the eighth named storm of the Atlantic season is expected to dissipate by Thursday.

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