The International Longshoremen’s Association and U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed to extend their contract negotiations
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NEW YORK (AP) — A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.
A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for another 30 days while negotiations continue.
The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike Sunday that would probably have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S. container cargo.
The mediator says there have been major steps forward toward resolving the dispute.
A fatal shooting that occurred Friday morning between two brothers is under investigation by Wilmington police.
Your Computer Friends, a computer repair company based in Wilmington, has earned the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, according to a press release.
Detectives with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant Thursday night in Leland.