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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

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Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. Full story...
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Fuzzy Peach sold in deal worth up to $830,000

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videoFuzzy Peach, a self-serve frozen yogurt store started by a group of UNCW graduates with locations in three states, has been sold. Full story...
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McDonald's eyes longer breakfast hours

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McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can extend its breakfast hours. Fans of the Egg McMuffin have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m., but offering both breakfast and lunch was considered logistically impossible given the limited space in kitchens. Full story...
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NC university board considers no tuition hike

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North Carolina's public university system is about to do without tuition increases next year for undergraduates who live in the state, though out-of-state students would see higher costs. Full story...
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Oak Island OKs moratorium banning 'mega' homes

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videoThe Oak Island Town Council unanimously placed a moratorium banning any new homes larger than six bedrooms on Thursday after hearing from residents asking for stricter rules on large-sized houses. Full story...
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Cold weather means higher NC home heating prices

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The cold weather that came with the recent snow in North Carolina will mean higher heating bills. Full story...
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First Federal banks changing name this summer

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video Customers of First Federal will see their bank change names this summer. The bank has branches in Wilmington, Leland, Hampstead and Sunset Beach. Full story...
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Owner hopes for permit to open restaurant in neighborhood where others have failed

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videoAl Snyder hopes to make his dream a reality and open Detour Deli in an old, empty building at 510 1/2 Red Cross St. Snyder says he bought the building in November, but a special use permit slowed his progress. Full story...
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Walmart hiring for new grocery store in Surf City

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Walmart is looking to hire about 100 workers at its new store in Surf City. The retail giant says it will hire up to 95 people to work at its new Walmart Neighborhood Market getting ready to open this spring. Full story...
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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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