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Wilmington installing more smart meters downtown

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videoCrews are installing new "smart" parking meters will be installed this week in and around Front Street in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NC unemployment stays relatively flat for 3rd month

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North Carolina's jobless rate was 5.4 percent for January, the third month in a row the figure has been essentially flat. Full story...
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New website offers safer way for college students to shop and sell online

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videoA new local start-up may be changing the way college students buy and sell things in the Port City. Flippze caters to students at UNCW and Cape Fear Community College looking to sell anything from textbooks to surfboards. Full story...
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App launched for Downtown Wilmington

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videoA new mobile app is a one-stop-shop for all things Downtown Wilmington. The app's creator says with about 20,000 downloads already, the app is a useful tool for visitors and locals alike. Full story...
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Redix store coming to downtown

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video At a downtown economic luncheon Wednesday, Wilmington Downtown Inc. leaders announced plans for a well-known Wrightsville Beach business to open a second location downtown. Full story...
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House bill offers smaller NC gas tax reduction than Senate

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North Carolina House Republicans are making their own changes to the state gasoline tax that would cause an immediate price drop at the pump. But the decrease is not as deep as the Senate proposed last month. Full story...
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Lottery luck continues in Brunswick Co. with $250k ticket

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The good luck continues for lottery customers in Brunswick County after another big winning ticket was sold there. Full story...
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Coffee shop coming to Wrightsville Beach will serve up beer, wine

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A new Wrightsville Beach business got the go-ahead to start setting up shop above South End Surf Shop at a board of alderman meeting last night. Full story...
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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

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The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Full story...
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Sheetz opens 500th convenience store, with plans for 1,000

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The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain is looking to double its store total after opening its 500th location. Full story...
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