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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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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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