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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

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video Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. Full story...
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Pleasure Island businesses have mix views of bridge work impact

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video After weeks of delays, a long-term work project on the Snow's Cut Bridge has begun. One lane in each direction will be closed for about four months But with the holidays right around the corner, businesses on Pleasure Island have mixed feelings about the timing of the project. Full story...
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Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area

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video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business. Full story...
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Ballpark could bring homes and businesses to downtown Wilmington

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If voters say yes to a baseball stadium next week, we could see some businesses and homes in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Downtown hotel work resumes after two-week delay

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videoYou may have noticed construction at a halt lately at the site of a new hotel at 2nd and Grace Streets downtown. After two weeks of a stand still, construction started back up on the Courtyard by Marriott this week, according to Graham Construction. Full story...
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Pizza Hut backpedals on presidential debate stunt

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Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday. Full story...
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34th Annual Riverfest brings big money to businesses

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People filled downtown Wilmington this weekend for the 34th annual Riverfest celebration. Local businesses and vendors welcomed the crowds into their stores. They look at Riverfest as an opportunity to expand. Full story...
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Bank of America to pay $2.43B in settlement

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Bank of America says it will pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. Full story...
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Topsail Island economy showing signs of recovery

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video The Topsail Island businesses have had consecutive down years since the 2008 recession but business owners may now have more to smile about than the sunshine. Full story...
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Beach Business Booms at Oak Island

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video Tourism dollars can make or break a business at the beach. One Oak Island man took a risk and opened a restaurant in the heart of the recession. Thanks to a busy summer, that risk paid off. He's not the only one seeing dollar signs. Full story...
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Beach business strong this year

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video While we still get to enjoy another three weeks of summer, the Labor Day weekend marks an unofficial turning point here in our beach towns. Local business say they caught a wave of cash this year. Full story...
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American, US Airways one step closer to merger

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American Airlines and US Airways are one step closer to a potential merger. The companies sa Full story...
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Poultry processor choses Nash County for plant

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A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County for a new chicken plant. Full story...
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Wilmington-based ethanol-maker gets USDA backing for fuel plant

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A company that wants to turn grass grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel is getting the federal backing it wants to build an ethanol plant. Full story...
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Restaurant owner says downtown concerts hurt, don't help business

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video Wilmington's Downtown Sundown concerts are designed to attract customers to downtown businesses. But is this concert series having it's desired effect? One business owner says no. Full story...
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