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NC, 44 states settle with GlaxoSmithKline

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North Carolina's attorney general says GlaxoSmithKline is paying 45 states $105 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully marketed drugs. Full story...
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The Fork 'n' Cork: From food truck to restaurant

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videoWhat used to be one of Wilmington's favorite food trucks has become the newest addition to downtown's restaurant scene. Owner James Smith says starting out as a food truck was the perfect stepping stone to opening a full restaurant. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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Wilmington wants input on brewery rules

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videoMicrobreweries are foaming up in the Port City. Now Wilmington is asking for your input. City code does not identify breweries as a type of business. Tomorrow night Wilmington will hold a meeting letting folks weigh in on possible changes to that code. Full story...
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NC Senate initially approves omnibus tax bill

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The North Carolina Senate's version of an omnibus tax bill has remained intact after Democratic amendments were defeated, including one that would have lifted the scheduled repeal of certain municipal business taxes next summer. Full story...
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North Carolina's seafood harvest dropping

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videoNorth Carolina's seafood harvest is dropping. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries said the state's fish and shellfish harvest dropped last year to the lowest level in a decade. Full story...
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Goolsby, partner ordered to stop investment services

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videoThe North Carolina Secretary of State's office has told Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) and a business partner to stop their work as investment advisers. The Secretary of State Securities Officials issued a Final Consent Order in a case involving the Empowered Investor Inc., which was owned by Goolsby and James Upham. Full story...
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Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

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videoPresident Barack Obama says if there's misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished. Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. Full story...
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EBay asks users to change password after breach

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E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. Full story...
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Full NC House gives initial OK to tax bill

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The North Carolina House has tentatively agreed to a wide-ranging tax bill that caps municipal business privilege taxes and places an excise tax on electronic cigarettes. Full story...
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April unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent in NC

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videoMore people are in the job market in North Carolina and more are finding work as the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month. Full story...
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New kind of Walmart store opens in Surf City

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videoSurf City is now home to a new Walmart, but this Walmart is a little different than what you are probably used to. It's music to Walmart shoppers' ears in Pender County. Full story...
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Oak Island town council makes decision on 'mega' homes

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videoOak Island town council members made a decision on how big, and how many bedrooms "mega” homes can have. Town council members decided to cap single-family homes at 5,000 square feet and seven bedrooms with one parking space required per bedroom. Full story...
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Wilmington mom wins $1 million with Mother's Day lottery ticket

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Mother's Day is a pretty big day for Brandy Hatcher of Wilmington. Last year on Mother's Day she learned that she was expecting her first child. This year she purchased a lottery ticket that won her $1 million. Full story...
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Customers angry after ATMC e-mail server crashes

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videoSwitching to a new e-mail interface crashed internet service provider ATMC's servers this week. Nearly 3,000 people were without email. ATMC says they've fixed it, but now they're picking up the pieces. Full story...
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