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NC unemployment steady at 8.8% in June, SC at 8.1%

North Carolina’s unemployment rate in June stood at 8.8 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate and down from 8.9 percent in April, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The Tar Heel State’s jobless rate in June 2012 was 9.6 percent. South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched upward last month to 8.1 percent from […]

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NC Gov. Pat McCrory signs unemployment-insurance reform bill

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed into law a biting unemployment-insurance reform bill, saying he doesn’t plan to “outsource these tough decisions.” “This bipartisan solution will protect our small businesses from continued over-taxation, ensure our citizens’ unemployment safety net is secure and financially sound for future generations, and help provide an economic climate that […]

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Beer school in Asheville?

In what could be a dream come true for college students, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is working to create the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast, according to a report from the Asheville Citizen-Times. The goal is to provide a program, which still must be approved by the state, that educates workers for the region’s […]

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Kmart in Asheville to close

The Kmart store at 4 Tunnel Road has started liquidation sales this week and will close in late January of 2013, a Sears Holding spokesman said Wednesday. The closing will affect 53 workers. Associates that are eligible will receive severance and can apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores, said Chris Brathwaite, a spokesman […]

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