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Plans for Hampton Inn move forward in Carolina Beach

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The area near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk may soon have a different look. Developers expect to break ground in September on a Hampton Inn near the corner of Harper Ave. and Canal Street. Full story...
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Nice weather booms business

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videoMother nature finally took a break from that wet and rainy weather this past month, and beach business couldn't be better. Full story...
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GE Aviation to expand in NC, including Castle Hayne

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Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that GE Aviation will expanding its manufacturing operations at four facilities in North Carolina, including its plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Kroger to buy Harris Teeter for about $2.44B

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videoKroger says it has agreed to buy Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. for about $2.44 billion in cash. Full story...
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City, county, UNCW want to rebrand area's offerings

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video The City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and UNCW want to join forces along with businesses leaders for a large community partnership that will focus on rebranding the area's economic goals. Full story...
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Twinkies to last longer than many may remember

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Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week. Full story...
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Rep. Jones asks for Congressional hearing on Smithfield sale

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) wants a Congressional hearing on the planned sale of Smithfield Foods, Inc., to a Chinese company. Full story...
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Business owners: Parking, weather, construction slowing sales downtown

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videoTourist season usually ushers in a new crowd of out-of-towners looking to spend a few bucks in downtown wilmington. But business owners say profits are down. Full story...
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DAK Americas closing Navassa plant

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video Six-hundred people will soon be out of work after a Brunswick County factory closes its doors. Full story...
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Duke Energy names insider to take over for Rogers

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Duke Energy's chief financial officer will take over for retiring CEO Jim Rogers at the end of the month. Lynn Good, 54, has been CFO since 2009. She will also take a seat on the company board. Full story...
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EFitsite.com founder: Wilmington is great place to start business

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videoIf you're short on time but stil want to eat right, you can now do it on a new, Wilmington-based website called 'Efitsite.com.' Full story...
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Zoning request approved for 300-acre development

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video The City of Wilmington Planning Commission met tonight to discuss a number of issues including the future of nearly 300 acres of land on the north and south sides of Independence Boulevard between South 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Council of State approves wood pellet facility at Port of Wilmington

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The Council of State has approved a lease agreement to let a wood pellet maker build a facility at the State Port of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the deal with Enviva Holdings, LP last week. Full story...
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Smithfield agrees to sale to Chinese firm

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video Bladen County is the home to the world's largest slaughter house. Soon it could be owned by a foreign company. Full story...
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NC Ports takes step toward wood pellet business

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video New business could be burning its way into the Port of Wilmington. After months of negotiations the North Carolina Ports Authority and wood pellet company Enviva are inching closer to a partnership. Full story...
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