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Black Friday

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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NC labor activists protest low wages at Walmart

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North Carolina labor activists say they're protesting the social cost of Wal-Mart's low prices. Protests aimed at getting the retailing giant to pay more are planned Friday at Wal-Mart stores in Raleigh and nearby Clayton as holiday shoppers crowd in looking for bargains. 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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Christmas tree lots open and ready for business in Cape Fear

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videoChristmas time is upon us now that Thanksgiving is nearly over. For many people, that starts with buying a tree. At the Optimist Club's tree lot at the Kmart in Wilmington on Thursday, volunteers said they had a few families come by and sold about 10 trees. They said the sales really pick up in the two days after Thanksgiving. 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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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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Forget Black Friday, as Brown Thursday nears

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videoThe early bird gets the worm, but perhaps misses the whole turkey. Some stores are opening their doors before the table is even set this Thanksgiving. The earlier stores are opening, the more people are asking when is enough, enough. Full story...
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Elon Poll: Thankful for family & health, N.C. residents down on economy & retail spending

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With the approach of Thanksgiving and “Black Friday,” a third of North Carolinians say they plan to spend less money on gifts this holiday season than in previous years with just 20 percent planning to spend more, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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Thousands wait hours for doorbusters

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video Thousands of dedicated Black Friday shoppers came out to Best Buy in Wilmington. Full story...
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Is Black Friday becoming Black Thursday?

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video Is Black Friday becoming Black Thursday? Shoppers have been out all Thanksgiving Day getting a jump-start on their holiday shopping. Full story...
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The Definitive Guide to Black Friday hours and specials

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Fading are the days of waking up at 4 a.m. to be one of the first people to wait in a long Black Friday line. The sales start earlier than ever this year, as the year's biggest retail holiday continues to carve into our Thanksgiving meal time – and even creep into our Thanksgiving prep time on Wednesday. Full story...
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Stores getting ready for Black Friday madness

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video It's Thanksgiving week, and that means Black Friday is right around the corner. With Christmas on everyone's mind, shoppers are looking for good deals. Black Friday, of course, is one of the biggest days for stores all year. So many are getting ready to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Walmart Black Friday 2012 ad is out

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With 45 pages of deals, divided into three events, starting in successive times, they start the shopping bonanza right after Thanksgiving dinner. Full story...
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