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Holiday Shopping

Festival in the Park kicks off Holiday Flotilla

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videoThe parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year. Full story...
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Local store owners say shopping small has big benefits

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videoEvery year, big box stores offer doorbuster deals to shoppers on Black Friday. But local Mom and Pop stores say shopping small just a day later has bigger benefits. Full story...
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Cold crowd gathers for hot discs on Record Store Day

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videoBig box stores were not the only spots with lines out the door this Black Friday. Gravity Records on Castle Street in Wilmington featured limited edition music that drew a crowd for what is called Record Store Day. Full story...
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Black Friday frenzy at Independence Mall

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video It’s Black Friday and retailers are pulling out all the stops to get shoppers in the stores and a jump start on holiday shopping. Full story...
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Black Friday shoppers share their secrets of success

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video According to shoppers on Black Friday if you’re not first, you could be last. Full story...
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Expert advice for your Black Friday shopping

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videoAs we celebrate today as a day to give thanks, some will be giving thanks for great deals. But how do you know where to find the best deals without having to pitch a tent and wait all week? We asked the senior editor of Consumer Reports Jim Willcox for some expert advice Full story...
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Small NC retailers seeking shoppers on Saturday

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A Forsyth County goat dairy, a Winston-Salem book publisher and a Charlotte lawn sign company are among the North Carolina companies holding special events or offering unexpected discounts to draw shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Full story...
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Black Friday offers special deal for music lovers

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videoRecord Store Day may be a hidden gem among the Black Friday doorbusters, but you won't find it at those big box stores. Smaller shops like Gravity Records on Castle Street in Wilmington will feature limited edition music that will only be on the shelves Friday. Full story...
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Biggest StarNews of the year arrives tomorrow

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videoThe biggest newspaper of the year hits your doorstep and newstands around the Cape Fear. The StarNews Thanksgiving Day edition features coupons and catalogs to help with the busy holiday shopping season that officially kicks off tomorrow. Full story...
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Big Gals say narrow focus a key for small biz to compete

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videoSmall Business Saturday is a chance for local stores to go up against the big box stores that get packed on Black Friday. We swung by Big Gals Boutique on S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington to see how they are preparing for the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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First ever Holiday Market supports Kure Beach

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video'Tis the season...to go shopping. At least that's what lots of people did this weekend at Ocean Front Park for Kure Beach's first ever Holiday Market. Full story...
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A change in venue for holiday vendors

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videoVendors enjoyed a different venue this Saturday at the Hampstead Women's Club Building. The club held a holiday craft fair that brings in artists from all over to one location. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Holiday Flea at BAC

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videoThe Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington is the place to find plenty of holiday goodies this weekend, whether it's shopping for just yourself or for friends and family. Full story...
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Happening This Weekend: 3rd Annual Pleasure Island Shopping Spree

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videoHappening this weekend you can shop till you drop at the third annual Pleasure Island Shopping Spree. More than a dozen shops, restaurants and cafes will take part with special discounts, raffles and a party on Sunday to announce winners of awards. Full story...
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How are fiscal cliff talks affecting your spending?

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videoWith legislators deadlocked as usual, many are worried about a fall over the fiscal cliff. But that's in Washington. What about here at home? We went out to see how the fiscal cliff is affecting Christmas in our town. Full story...
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