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Judge rejects Duke's call to stay ruling
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:47pm.

A judge is rejecting Duke Energy's attempt to stop a ruling that would force the company to take immediate action to clean up its coal ash dumps. But Duke asked Ridgeway to stay the ruling until the company could appeal. Duke officials did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Thursday.

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ILM hopes packages to NY will bring in more business
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:19pm.

video Are you looking for a weekend trip or getaway? Wilmington International Airport is looking to boost passenger numbers by offering travel packages to the Big Apple.

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Shuckin' Shack looks to franchise
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:14pm.

videoA local restaurant wants to take its idea national. The Shuckin' Shack is looking to take a model that's been successful on Pleasure Island and in downtown Wilmington and sell it to other entrepreneurs.

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Cape Lookout generates $20 million for economy
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:40pm.

A report complied for the National Park Service finds that the Cape Lookout National Seashore on the North Carolina coast means more than $20 million for the local economy and supports about 300 jobs. The report said the seashore attracted about 480,000 visitors during 2012.

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Charlotte Douglas airport reopens 4th runway
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:37pm.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has reopened its fourth runway after a review ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Charlotte Observer reported the reopening of the airport's shortest runway comes after the FAA had ordered it closed because of safety concerns.

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Locals split on recreational marijuana legalization
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:39pm.

video The state of Colorado has turned hash into cash and the success of recreational marijuana use is sparking a conversation locally on whether the Tar Heel state should dive into the budding industry.

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Local governments could face $100 business tax cap
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:36pm.

Legislators at the General Assembly are interested in streamlining how local governments can tax North Carolina businesses in a move that could take away millions of dollars from the state's largest cities. A committee that focuses on tax issues unveiled Wednesday a new version of a bill that would repeal the business privilege license tax municipalities can charge and replace it with a new tax that would be capped at $100 per business location.

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Greensboro food pantries expecting bare shelves
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:49pm.

Food pantries in the Greensboro area expect their supplies to run out after more than 100,000 went without power in Guilford County because of a winter storm. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Greensboro Urban Ministry and the Blessed Table Food Pantry are encouraging area residents to donate to their shelters.

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Exec: Screen Gems committed to Wilmington despite Miami expansion
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:36pm.

videoScreen Gems is expanding down south. EUE/Screen Gems Studios already has facilities in New York, Atlanta and, of course, Wilmington. And in about 15 months, it will have yet another studio in Miami.

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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:48am.

video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs.

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