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Archive for September, 2013

Film jobs hard to count

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Film and television productions reportedly spent nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year in southeastern North Carolina, but a WECT investigation found that even industry officials are hesitant to say how many jobs were created.

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CPAs volunteer time at Food Bank

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On a normal day, certified public accounts do tax planning and help businesses understand their finances. But today accountants with the North Carolina CPA Association moved boxes instead of numbers at the Food Bank in Wilmington.

Accountants say they want to give back to the community and actually become more of a team after volunteering.

“I think it is kind of eye-opening to be here today,” Adam Shay said. “It causes you to be a little more compassionate and aware of people’s situations. I want to talk with my team as well and see what we can do on a more regular basis.”

The Food Bank accepts volunteers and donations year round. It’s open on Martin Street Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Group of marines charged with assaulting two brothers

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Five marines are charged with attacking two brothers early Monday morning in the parking lot of Sweet and Savory off of Eastwood Road.

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August unemployment rate in NC is 8.7 percent

Friday, September 20th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s jobless rate is continuing its downward trend after a one-month increase.

The state Commerce Department said Friday the August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, compared with 8.9 percent the month before. The July rate was the first month-to-month increase since January.

The national unemployment rate is now 7.3 percent, down from a peak of 10 percent during the recession.

North Carolina data show the number of employed people fell by almost 3,600 workers between July and August. The number of unemployed fell by a greater amount, or about 8,700 people.

The trend of falling unemployment rates across the country has come, in large part, due to the number of people who stopped looking for a job. The government does not count those people as unemployed.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Survey reveals changes in area tourism

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Results showed that most visitors were either first-timers or folks who had made multiple visits to the region

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