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Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto systems allow a car's dashboard screen to look and function like a smartphone.
GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models
By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto systems that will allow a car's dashboard screen to look and function like a smartphone. Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:14pm
Crews work to redo the Carolina Beach Arcade site on May 27, 2015
Work underway to rebuild fire-damaged Carolina Beach Arcade
Months after fire destroyed the iconic Arcade on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, work, including demolition, is underway to makeover the property. Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:07pm
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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls
It's a top complaint of consumers - those annoying automated telemarketing calls on their landline and wireless phones - and the government is taking note. Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:35pm
Apple tops Google as most valuable brand.
Apple tops Google as world’s most valuable brand
Apple has surpassed Google to become the most valuable brand in the world. Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:43am
CastleBranch headquarters in Wilmington
CastleBranch to hold second evening job event
Wilmington-based CastleBranch will hold another evening job fair tomorrow. Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:01pm
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Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal
Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:46pm
An example of the new registration stickers for NC license plates. (Source: NCDMV)
NC DMV says 1 registration renewal sticker will save money
The days of having two stickers on your North Carolina license plate are going away. Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:32pm
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they will remove artificial ingredients from their recipes.
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:38pm
Big Mac (Source: McDonald's)
Big Macs for the Battleship runs through Monday
Eat a Big Mac. Save a landmark. That's the goal of this weekend's second annual Big Macs for the Battleship campaign. Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:04am
LongHorn Steakhouse offers a hotline for grilling tips during Memorial Day weekend (Source: LongHorn Steakhouse)
Restaurant chain’s grill masters offer hotline for Memorial Day weekend cookouts
As the weather heats up, so do many backyard grills. But firing things up can be a bit overwhelming for some outdoor cooks. There is a place, though, to get some expert advice for free. Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:10am