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Feast Down East conference held at UNCW

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videoThe 5th annual Feast Down East Regional Conference was held at UNCW Friday. Farmers, fishermen, chefs, local policy makers, and regulars consumers were all there with the goal of learning how to build a healthy and strong local food system. Full story...
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McCrory wants lawmakers to borrow, raise teacher base pay

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let the state borrow roughly $2.5 billion for transportation and government infrastructure and to fulfill their promise to raise base teacher pay to $35,000 this fall. McCrory's office released goals Wednesday night as he delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Full story...
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RadioShack store closes in Wilmington

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videoThe Cape Fear has one less RadioShack location. Full story...
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NC to get $21M as states, feds settle S&P ratings complaints

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North Carolina officials say the state will collect $21 million from credit rating agency Standard & Poor's in a nationwide settlement over practices that have been blamed for triggering the country's financial crisis. Full story...
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Local women's club hosts annual antique show

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video The Wilmington Antique Show and Sale is held every last full weekend of January in the Coastline Conference & Event Center. The proceeds from the event will be used to help many local organizations and charities. Full story...
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CastleBranch to hold job fair Friday

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Wilmington-based CastleBranch is holding a job fair Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: City council approves 'cottage housing' resolution

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a new land development plan for 'cottage houses'. Full story...
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Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees

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The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools want control of calendar returned

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Two local school systems are lobbying state lawmakers to return the control of local school calendars to local boards of education – a movement backed by the N.C. School Boards Association and strongly opposed by the coastal tourism industry, which suffered when school systems began cutting summer short a decade ago. Full story...
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Amazon branching out from TV series to movie production

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Amazon Studios is branching out from television series to movies, announcing plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming. Full story...
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