Holiday Shopping
Overnight shopping helps bargain hunters escape the crowds
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 5:15am.

For many folks around the Cape fear, holiday shopping got a jumpstart on Thanksgiving Day. A number of stores opened their doors just after dinner time for eager bargain hunters to kick off the gift giving season.

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Hundreds jump start holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:42pm.

videoFolks in Wilmington said forget that turkey dinner and instead chose to wait outside of the Best Buy on South College Road. The doors opened around 5:00 p.m. and people piled inside to get their hands on the latest and greatest electronics and goodies.

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Wilmington ranked 9th for local Christmas shopping
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:32pm.

videoWilmington is the place to be for local holiday shopping. According to a recent study by Yelp, the Port City ranks No. 9 in the nation for shopping local this holiday season.

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'Tis the Season: Pleasure Island Shopping Spree is this weekend
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:18am.

video'Tis the season to start your holiday shopping! This weekend the Pleasure Island Shopping Spree brings you deals at shops all over the island with the added bonus of the chance to win prizes. Stores open at 10 a.m. Saturday and the event wraps up with a Raffle Party Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott on the ocean at Carolina Beach.

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Festival in the Park kicks off Holiday Flotilla
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 8:26pm.

videoThe parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year.

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Local store owners say shopping small has big benefits
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 11/30/2013 - 7:33pm.

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.

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Cold crowd gathers for hot discs on Record Store Day
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:15am.

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.

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Black Friday frenzy at Independence Mall
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 7:44am.

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.

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Black Friday shoppers share their secrets of success
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:48pm.

video According to shoppers on Black Friday if you’re not first, you could be last.

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Expert advice for your Black Friday shopping
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:59am.

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

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