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Michaels stores in Wilmington, Jacksonville among locations hit by hackers

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videoMichaels says its stores in Wilmington and Jacksonville are among the chain's locations targeted by hackers last year and into January of this year. The company recently announced as many as 2.6 million cards may have been affected by the malware attack. Full story...
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Alleged skateboard scam costs company thousands

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videoA Natural MFG customer emailed the WWAY newsroom, saying he'd been scammed out of thousands of dollars. Our investigation found he may not be the only one. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

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Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina conservative leaders remain convinced last year's tax overhaul law will result in more money in people's wallets and more jobs, even as critics insist most people will see higher taxes. McCrory used Tuesday's tax filing deadline to celebrate lower income and corporate income tax rates approved by the legislature. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: St. James realtor using Google Glass to reach far away customers

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videoJust as everyone was adjusting to smart phones, the next big thing in technology is already here. You might have heard of Google Glass, but a Brunswick County realty company is among the few actually using it. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Mom on a Mission

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videoPamela Heyward is our Extraordinary Person of the Week for inventing something that helps her daughters and could also help other Type 1 diabetics. Full story...
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IRS: Think ahead, don't fall for scams as April 15 nears

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videoAs the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS wants to remind you to think ahead and be careful of scammers targeting taxpayers. Full story...
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CFPUA Board approves rate increase

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board this morning approved increasing rates starting in May. CFPUA says the average bill will go up 4.4 percent or about $2.70 a month. Full story...
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Find the perfect garden party dress for your figure

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Ladies, need an excuse to shop? Local stylist Jessica De Vault is taking you along with her to find the perfect Garden Party dress for your figure just in time for the Azalea Festival. Oh, and she's giving you an exclusive discount promo code. Full story...
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New report says film study wrong, NC loses money on incentives

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videoA report by legislative staff says a recently-released study of the the film industry in North Carolina is wrong about the state benefiting from tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Full story...
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E-Cigarette poisoning on the rise

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videoThe nicotine in cigarettes is the drug that keeps smokers coming back for more experts warn the concentrated liquid nicotine that comes in e-cigarettes is toxic and could be deadly. Full story...
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Economist: Regional economic outlook positive

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videoThe spring outlook looks good. We're not talking weather. We're talking money. Area professionals and bankers mixed business with breakfast this morning during PNC's Regional Economic Outlook. Full story...
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Jewelry sales benefit autism awareness

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videoApril is Autism Awareness month and some local stylists are joining a nationwide effort to raise money for autism awareness and provide financial support for families dealing with autism. Check out this story to learn how you can buy some gorgeous items that help others. Full story...
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Companies want 2nd big natural gas pipeline in NC

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The country's largest electricity company and a natural gas provider say they're looking for offers to build a second major natural gas pipeline into North Carolina to meet growing demand for the fuel. Full story...
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