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With the recent announcements of a new Toyota battery plant in Randolph County, a new Fujifilm Diosynth drug plant in Wake County, a large MasterBrand cabinet facility in Kinston, and a big White River Marine operation in New Bern for making saltwater boats, among other projects, North Carolina’s manufacturing sector appears to be thriving.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in North Carolina — or, at least, the Christmas we’ve come increasingly to expect. This week’s forecast shows high temperatures will average in the 70s on multiple days.

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RALEIGH — Richmond County’s delegates in the General Assembly are among the 112 legislators recently named “Jobs Champions” by the N.C. Chamber of Commerce.

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If you have children, you’ve probably played the board game Life.

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ROCKINGHAM — Direct Pack, Inc., a leader in sustainable, full circular, thermoformed plastic packaging, announced today that it is expanding its Rockingham, manufacturing capabilities with help from a $400,000 Rural Building Reuse Grant from the state of N.C. Department of Commerce. DPI has added 56,000 sq. ft. of space and flexible manufacturing lines, and increased its workforce by 50 percent since last fall.

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RALEIGH — The state House has voted to make North Carolina the 26th state to withdraw from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which provides an extra $300-a-week in jobless benefits to the unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH — Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under legislation spearheaded by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina is among the top five states in the nation on metrics such as tax rates, size of state government, and income transfer programs, according to a new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:38

OPINION: Enforce rules to end labor shortage

President Joe Biden wants you to believe that there is no relationship between the extra $300 a week many are receiving in enhanced unemployment-insurance benefits and the shortage of workers now manifest in stores, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses here in North Carolina and across the country.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s heavy-fisted response to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a delayed economic recovery, reports from state and national economists show.

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