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Progress Energy raising rates
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 2:47pm.

Following two years of price reductions, Progress Energy Carolinas customers in North Carolina will pay slightly more for electricity beginning Dec. 1, reflecting increases in the cost of power plant fuel and energy-efficiency programs.

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Brunswick Co. fire victim died from smoke
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 1:14pm.

An autopsy shows a man killed in a Sunday fire in Brunswick County died of smoke inhalation.

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Governor says Burgaw small business model for job creation
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 12:27pm.

video With the economy continuing to falter and jobs still hard to come by, some folks are getting creative on how to make a buck. One company in our area is taking a load off those who don't know how to cook, and has even gotten the governor's attention.

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Global Nuclear Fuel won't contest NRC fine
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 11:05am.

Federal regulators wants to fine a Wilmington-based Global Nuclear Fuel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $17,500 civil penalty against Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas LLC for violations of NRC requirements related to a March incident at the fuel manufacturing facility.

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Smartphones key in smart shopping this Christmas
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 10:59am.

video We're still a couple weeks from Thanksgiving, but the holiday shopping season is underway. If you're looking for help, forget the computer. Just pull out your Smartphone. More shoppers are turning to their phones to find the best deals, coupons and gift ideas, and retailers are catching on.

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Occupy Wilmington issues first news release
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 10:55am.

The General Assembly of Occupy Wilmington NC, with a current member total of over 1,000 residents in Wilmington and surrounding areas, has voted to file 501c3 and pursue nonprofit status as the first step in a long term program for financial and economic change that must start on a local level.

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UPDATE: Students to report to class as usual, after search for gunman locks down UNCW
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 9:27am.

Classes are going on as scheduled at UNC Wilmington after the campus was locked down overnight. The security measure was put in place around midnight after a man reportedly robbed at least one person in the parking lot of a Hardee's on South College Road and then ran off through campus.

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Wilmington council considers $1.2M for bonuses, employee party
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 11:59pm.

video If council approves the $1.2 million, the majority of city employees will get $1,000 come December. The city also plans to use up to $7,000 of the money for an employee appreciation party.

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