Archives: December 2012




New Job Numbers Far Exceed Expectations

Jobs numbers released this morning far exceeded forecasts, with the U.S. economy generating 146,000 jobs in November. This lowered the jobless rate to 7.7%, a four year low. Economists had expected the unemployment numbers to surge on the heels of Superstorm Sandy and the continuing inability of Washington to come to an agreement about the […]


Unemployment Filings Drop

The number of people filing for unemployment has returned to pre-Superstorm Sandy levels; the storm had caused a temporary spike in jobless claims last month due to the massive destruction and disruption caused by Sandy. The storm is likely to depress numbers for November as well, but weekly applications have returned to levels consistent with […]


Christmas Trees In NC!

Here’s some trivia you may not know about our beautiful state: North Carolina is the second largest Christmas tree supplier in the country! That’s right folks, a bulk of the Christmas trees being adorned this month have their roots (ha) in North Carolina. There are over 1,600 growers producing an estimated 50 million Fraser Fir […]



Raleigh Little Theater Presents “Cinderella” For The Holidays

A long-standing Triangle-area holiday tradition is the Raleigh Little Theater’s production of Cinderella, now entering its 29th annual run this year. The production, first performed in 1984, takes comedic license with the classic fairy tale, combining laughter with music and romance-as well as some really ugly stepsisters. The Raleigh Little Theater’s version is a visually […]