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Myrtle Beach developer proposing Market Street retail center

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videoA Myrtle Beach developer is proposing to build a major retail center on Market Street in the rapidly growing Porters Neck community and is reaching out to Walmart or a similar type tenant to be an anchor. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach says no to Joe's Crab Shack

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videoJoe's Crab Shack possibly coming to Wrightsville Beach has been a hot topic for a couple of months in the town. Tonight, the Board of Aldermen met at Town Hall while Joe's Crab Shack pitched its plans to build near Johnnie Mercer's Pier. The result: Joe's Crab Shack will not open a location at the pier. Full story...
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NC poultry plant closing, more than 950 lose jobs

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videoA North Carolina poultry processor is shedding about 950 workers by closing a turkey slaughtering plant at the heart of a federal environmental crimes case. Full story...
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Some in Wrightsville Beach say there's no room to park at Joe's

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videoA restaurant wanting to build at Johnnie Mercer's Pier is causing some controversy among Wrightsville Beach residents and business owners. Full story...
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MetLife to move 2,600 jobs to NC from NE, Calif.

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Insurance giant MetLife Inc. is moving 2,600 jobs from offices in four Northeast states and California to North Carolina, which is offering tax and other incentives that could be worth almost $100 million. Full story...
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DAK Americas might close Navassa plant

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videoDAK Americas is considering shutting down its plant in Navassa, the company said Wednesday. The Brunswick County plant employs 350 full-time employees as well as another 250 contract workers. Full story...
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Leland businesses worried about possible sign restrictions

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video Business owners in Leland are worried potential restrictions on signs in town could cost them money. Thursday town council will discuss limiting signs to a maximum height of six to eight feet depending on the business's zoning area. Full story...
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Southport looks at rules for movie production

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videoThe City of Southport is enjoying its movie success. Southport Aldermen want make sure they have rules in place to manage the movies. Full story...
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American, US Air merger could bring more options, higher fares to ILM

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video It is official. American Airlines and US Airways plan to merge and create the world's biggest airline. So what does this mean for air travelers at Wilmington International Airport? Full story...
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3 govs seek reconsideration of offshore oil, gas

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The Republican governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are appealing to the Obama administration's choice for interior secretary to open up waters off their states' coasts to gas and oil exploration. Full story...
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Harris Teeter reportedly considers sale

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video Harris Teeter is working with J.P. Morgan Chase and Company to explore its options, according to the Wall Street Journal. The question for customers is what that means for their shopping options. Full story...
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AMR, US Airways Said to Agree on Terms for Merger

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videoThe board of bankrupt American Airlines parent AMR Corp. is meeting now to vote on a merger with US Airways Group Inc. after the two sides reached a tentative agreement that would create the world’s largest carrier, people familiar with the matter said. Full story...
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Postal Service announces unilateral plan to end Saturday mail delivery

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video The US Postal Service isn't waiting any longer for permission from Congress to quit delivering mail on Saturdays. It says it's going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery in August. Full story...
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Food Lion parent company laying off 350 employees

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The parent company of Salisbury-based Food Lion grocery stores plans to lay off 350 corporate workers. Full story...
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Interim chief named for NC Ports

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videoJeff Miles has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority effective immediately. Miles, who joined the Ports in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in 2012, replaces Tom Bradshaw, who stepped down earlier this week after a year on the job. Full story...
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