Thousands of immigrant laborers from the eastern part of the state converged on the usually quiet town of Lumberton yesterday. They were there to press for immigration reform legislation in Congress. Rose Hoban was there.
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In the last few weeks, the price of gas in North Carolina has risen to almost three dollars a gallon. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline today (4-26-06) is two dollars and ninety-three cents. That increase has been hard for many families whose incomes haven\’t changed even though prices at the pump have gone up. Jessica Jones reports.
Executives at a North Carolina venture capital firm broke ground yesterday on a home designed with state of the art energy-saving technology. They hope the project sets an example in the relatively new movement known as green building. Lorne Matalon prepared this report.
Since 1997, 170,000 North Carolinians have borrowed money from payday lenders. That is, until last month when payday lending was shut down in this state. Lorne Matalon reports.
A new center dedicated to economic and cultural exchange with China opened in Raleigh over the weekend. The China Center is the latest effort in this state to profit off the growing economy in the greater China region. Some say it is long overdue. Leoneda Inge reports.