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Archive for September, 2013

Officers respond to several breaking, entering calls

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to several breaking and entering calls Thursday.

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NC looks for jobless rate move as economy putters

Friday, September 20th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina workers are looking for news about the unemployment rate’s latest move, even as the measure of joblessness loses some of its meaning.

The state Commerce Department on Friday releases the unemployment rate for August.

July’s jobless rate increased slightly to 8.9 percent as cuts in the overall government workforce tempered private-sector employment gains. The higher jobless 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 and falling steadily.

The trend of falling unemployment rates has come in large part for a discouraging reason as more people stop looking for work. Once people without a job stop looking a job, the government no longer counts them as unemployed.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Troopers: No one hurt in school bus crash on Gordon Road

Friday, September 20th, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — No one was hurt in a crash involving a school bus in New Hanover County early this morning, according to troopers.

Dispatchers say it happened just after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Gordon and Asheton Roads.

They say the bus and another car were the only vehicles involved in the accident. Dispatchers say the scene is now cleared, and that there was only minor damage as a result of the crash.

The Highway Patrol and sheriff’s office responded to the crash. Troopers confirm that no one was hurt, but say they are still investigating.

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AT&T on S. College Rd. to answer iPhone 5s, 5c questions

Friday, September 20th, 2013

AT&T on S. College Rd. will be assisting people with their new iPhone devices.

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Columbus among 13 N.C. counties declared disaster areas

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The declaration came at the request of Gov. Pat McCrory because of the losses caused by excessive rain and flooding.

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