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Over half of NC households lack nest egg
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:41am.

A nonprofit group says more than half of North Carolina households have little or no savings to cover emergencies or start building a better life.

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NC price gouging law in effect through winter storm
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:50pm.

North Carolina's price gouging law is in effect after a State of Emergency was declared due to a winter storm that's expected to bring snow, sleet and ice to much of North Carolina.

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Mayfaire stores close as restaurants, theater stay open
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:15pm.

videoMost of the retail stores were closed today at Mayfaire Town Center. A spokeswoman says the shopping center was closed to prepare for the weather. However a few restaurants stayed open.

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Shoppers flock to grocery stores ahead of storm
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:00pm.

video Shoppers flocked to local grocery stores Monday to stock up on the essentials before the winter blast. The Assistant Manager at the Piggly Wiggly on Village Road in Leland says he has seen an increase in business.

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Wilmington lands among best areas for owning a home
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:26pm.

videoWilmington has been named one of the nation's best small metro areas for home ownership. Wilmington came in at No. 10 on the list.

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Resistance up to 25 percent NC home insurance hike
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:17pm.

videoNorth Carolina homeowners are looking at insurance cost increases averaging 25 percent in August if the state's regulator goes along.

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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 7:38am.

videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country.

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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:04pm.

videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought.

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Pop-up eatery hosts finale before moving to permanent home
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:46pm.

video Canape was the Cape Fear's first pop-up restaurant, and while tonight was their final pop-up dinner, diner's say that they have added new flavor to downtown Wilmington.

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Amazon shoppers in NC to pay sales tax
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 6:51pm.

Online retailer Amazon says it will begin charging sales taxes on purchase made in North Carolina starting Feb. 1. Amazon sued the N.C. Department of Revenue in 2010 to block efforts to obtain names and addresses of North Carolina residents who bought items from the company.

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