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Vertex Rail announces temporary layoffs in Wilmington

The rail car manufacturer said it is temporarily reducing its workforce to make physical changes at its 500,000-square-foot plant ahead of filling several large, long-term orders. Vertex did not share current employment figures; the company said it employed 221 people after laying off 61 workers in May 2016.

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Girl testifies in Wilmington kidnapping trial

A 7-year-old girl recounted Monday being kidnapped from outside her Wilmington home a year ago, during testimony in the trial of her alleged abductor.

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NCDOT plans rail improvements between Charlotte and Wilmington

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to make track and signal repairs along nearly 7 miles of CSX rail lines in Scotland and Bladen counties. The stretch is part of a busy freight line between Wilmington and Charlotte. The project, which comes as CSX plans to build a $272 million intermodal terminal in Rocky Mount, […]

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Wilmington developer plans $250M mixed-use project

Swain & Associates has unveiled plans for a $250 million, 1-million-square-foot mixed-use development on Eastwood Road in Wilmington. The project, dubbed CenterPoint, would include a seven-story hotel, some 300 apartments, shops, office space and structured parking on 23 acres adjacent to the Cambridge Village retirement community. Construction is slated to begin in 2019, pending site […]

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