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Do it Yourself: Turn Candy into Valentine's Day Flowers

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videoGiving Valentine's Day candy is a long tradition and we are giving you a tip on how to make it even more personal. Today's do it yourself craft idea takes lollipops, cupcake liners and other items you already have around the house to create a candy bouquet. Full story...
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Wilmington's Freaker USA part of GMA's 'Deals & Steals'

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video A Wilmington business was featured again on ABC this morning. Freaker USA was among consumer reporter Tory Johnson's latest edition of "Deals and Steals" on Good Morning America. Full story...
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NC auto insurance rates to hold steady for another year

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While North Carolina's home insurers are asking for consumers to pay more for insurance, auto insurers have gone another year holding steady. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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Progress made in backlog of food stamp applications

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Officials at the state Department Health and Human Services say they have made significant progress in clearing a backlog of food stamp applications ahead of a federal deadline next week. Full story...
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Get your salty car cleaned now or risk serious damage

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video Now that the snow has passed, it's time to get that salt off your vehicle... or else risk rust. Full story...
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Over half of NC households lack nest egg

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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. Full story...
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NC price gouging law in effect through winter storm

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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. Full story...
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Mayfaire stores close as restaurants, theater stay open

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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. Full story...
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Shoppers flock to grocery stores ahead of storm

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington lands among best areas for owning a home

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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. Full story...
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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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