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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

Monday, March 31st, 2014

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County factory will start eliminating jobs over the course of the next year. Instead, the jobs will head south of the border.

A spokesman for Victaulic says the company will cut 90 positions over the next seven months to a year at its plant near Leland.

Victaulic VP for Marketing & Communications Eric Luftig says the company continually reviews its operations to ensure it is able to serve customer’s needs completely and cost effectively. So the piping company says cuts will be made to the rubber molding and press fit areas of its plant off US 74/76.

Those operations will be moved to Mexico.

‘We are offering a very generous financial and benefits package for all employees impacted by this move,” Luftig said in a statement. “We are also working closely with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security to make sure outplacement services will be provided for those impacted by this change.”

Luftig said all other operations at the Leland plant will continue.

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Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline

Monday, March 31st, 2014

EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Efforts by the Obama administration and more than 100 North Carolina hospitals, community- and safety-net organizations to get people to sign up for subsidized private health insurance are reaching the end.

Monday was the deadline for people who lack health insurance to buy coverage or face a penalty. Advocates guided hundreds of people through the details of in-person sign ups at daily events statewide in the final week.

Three dozen people waited Monday in the fellowship hall of a Baptist church in Raleigh for a turn with a computer-equipped guide offering personalized advice on the best coverage deals.

Thousands of others missed the deadline. They didn’t know about the requirement to buy health insurance, couldn’t afford it despite the subsidies, or rejected being told to buy coverage.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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UPDATE: UNCW signs new coach, refuses to release contract details

Monday, March 31st, 2014

UNCW officials said they will wait for several days before releasing details on how much the next men's basketball coach will be paid at the publicly-funded university.

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Fire destroys Supply home

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Four departments worked to get fire under control

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New digital meters make it easier to pay in CB

Monday, March 31st, 2014

New digital parking meters have popped up around Carolina Beach to make it easier for visitors to pay.

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