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Archive for February, 2012

Kodak shutters camera business

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Kodak is getting out of the camera business. As one of the original makers of the film camera, Kodak is making the move to save more than $100 million.

The bankrupt printing and imaging company announced it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in an effort to cut costs.

Local camera and antique stores say it’s the end of an era.

“It’s sad, because we all grew up with Kodaks, as our parents and our grandparents did,” antique store owner Tom Richardson said. “It’s a part of Americana. We really hate to see go away.”

The company says it will now focus on its printers, online gallery, local kiosks and camera film. Kodak also says it will still honor any existing warranties and provide technical support.

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Perdue tours CFCC’s surgical technology program

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Students in the program use old operating rooms at NHRMC for clinical practice.

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McCrory getting campaign fundraising help from SC Governor

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina governor candidate Pat
McCrory is getting more help raising money from a sitting
Republican governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

McCrory’s campaign said Thursday that Haley will headline a
fundraiser for his campaign Feb. 27 at a private home in
Winston-Salem. Donations to attend the reception range from $1,000
to $4,000.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
attended fundraising events last fall for McCrory, the former
Charlotte mayor and 2008 candidate for governor. McCrory is
considered the presumptive GOP nominee this year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Short sales anything but short

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Buying a home through a short sale could take twice as long as a traditional sale.

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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush.

The governor would not confirm whether the company she met with is the one publicly rumored to be considering a move to Brunswick County.

“I am precluded for a lot of reasons for speaking about an ongoing economic investment project,” Gov. Perdue said during a visit to Wilmington Thursday. “I would love to be able to give you a status report, but somebody would cut my tongue out if I did.”

State and local leaders won’t say much about Project Road Runner, as they try to avoid jeopardizing such a huge project.

Caterpillar reportedly wants to relocate a factory with 1,4 00 jobs closer to its facility in Cary. Sources told us that they met with the construction equipment manufacturer last week.

“I was here last week, and after talking with the company, I’m not going to call the company’s name, after talking to the company about what they needed to see during their visit, they told me they wanted to know about the quality of the workforce and the quality of the school system,” Perdue said.

While in town Thursday to meet with area school leaders, the governor talked tentatively about this huge possibility for the Cape Fear region.

“These CEO’s that can go anywhere in the world and are ready to plunk down a half-billion dollars for infrastructure in a company, they want to know whether New Hanover County and Brunswick County is committed to education, to the public schools, the community colleges and the universities, or they’ll go to another state with that commitment,” Perdue said. “It’s a big wide playing field out there for jobs.”

A spokesperson from Caterpillar says a final decision on the plant will be made by April 1.

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