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Resistance up to 25 percent NC home insurance hike

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videoNorth Carolina homeowners are looking at insurance cost increases averaging 25 percent in August if the state's regulator goes along. Full story...
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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'

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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. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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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. Full story...
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Pop-up eatery hosts finale before moving to permanent home

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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. Full story...
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Amazon shoppers in NC to pay sales tax

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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. Full story...
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Store owner turns to social media to help fight shoplifting

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video A downtown Wilmington business owner says thieves keep coming to her store and stealing, but she's caught some of them on camera. Now she's turning to social media for help. Full story...
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Spend $8.99 on 1 vest, get 3 outfits

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videoStylist Jessica De Vault shows viewers how to work one vest three ways. And it only cost $8.99! Full story...
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Girl Scout Cookie sales start this weekend

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videoStarting this weekend, it's Girl Scout Cookie time. This year, the Girl Scouts have nine different flavors to choose from. Full story...
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S. 17th St. Zaxby's reopens Monday

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A Wilmington restaurant closed for nearly nine months will reopen next week. The Zaxby's on S. 17th St. will be back in business starting Monday. Full story...
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Spending bill delays some flood insurance hikes

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videoHomeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill. Full story...
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North Carolina: Top 5 for Obamacare Enrollment

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North Carolina outstripped all but a handful of states during the first few months of health insurance enrollment established under the federal overhaul law. Full story...
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Target finds data breach affected millions more customer than first thought

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videoA security breach at Target has affected tens of millions of consumers across the country during arguably some of the busiest shopping days of the year. Today Target said hackers have gotten a hold of more information then the retailer first thought. Full story...
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Economists forecast growth for 2014

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Economists from local and national levels met at the Wilmington Convention Center to discuss their economic forecasts for the new year. Full story...
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CFPUA cuts budget as water use declines

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority today amended its operating budget to cut $1.2 million. The move comes after the authority reported a significant decline in water consumption, which also means lower revenues. Full story...
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Proposed insurance rates would mean big hike for some in SENC, cuts for others

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A breakdown of the new rates requested late last week by North Carolina insurance companies show many people in our area would see big increases if approved, while many others would actually see their rates go down. Full story...
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